I’m besotted with biscotti.

Somehow biscotti have managed to escape my radar. It’s not something I’ve baked before or even eaten before come to mention it.

Almond Pecan & Orange Biscotti

So after watching the Great British Bake Off 2015 and seeing how easy they were to make, I decided to give them a go.

I can safely say I am now hooked!

Almond Pecan & Orange Biscotti

I loosely used the recipe from the Great British Bake Off 2015 Cookbook: Celebrations to make my biscotti. They started out as Almond & Orange, but due to not having enough almonds they quickly became Almond, Pecan & Orange Biscotti!

Almond, Pecan & Orange Biscotti

Ingredients

FOR THE BISCOTTI

250g plain flour

250g caster sugar

Half tsp baking powder

3 eggs

100g flaked almonds

100g pecans, chopped

Zest one large orange, finely grated

FOR THE ICING

Approx 8 tbsp icing sugar

3 tbsp juice of an orange

Method

1.Preheat the oven to 170C/325F/gas 3.

2. Put the flour, sugar, baking powder into a bowl & mix together.

3. Beat the eggs gently in a seperate bowl, then slowly pour into the flour mix. Mix until it forms a dough.

4. Add in the nuts & orange zest and work into the dough until thoroughly combined.

5. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for a few seconds.

6. Divide the mixture in 2 then roll each half into a log shape roughly 25 cm long.

7. Place both logs onto a lined baking tray.

8. Pop the tray into the oven for 25 minutes until the logs are golden & firm to touch.

9.  Take the biscotti logs out of the oven and leave to cool for a few minutes.

10. Then take each log and place onto a chopping board. Slice on the diagonal approx 1.5-2cm per slice. Then lay each slice on its side onto a lined baking tray.

11. Pop the sliced biscotti back into the oven for 5-7 minutes then turn each slice over and place into the oven for another 5-7 minutes. They should be golden brown on each side.

12. Once baked, transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

13. Meanwhile, make up the icing by adding the juice of the orange to the icing sugar and giving a good stir until combined to form a reasonably stiff icing. Drizzle freely over the cool biscotti!

14. Store in an air tight container.

Almond Pecan & Orange BiscottiCrunchy, nutty biscuits.

Almond Pecan & Orange BiscottiWith a light zesty taste

Almond Pecan & Orange BiscottiPerfect for a coffee break

Almond Pecan & Orange BiscottiRipe for dunking.

Almond Pecan & Orange BiscottiI think these rank quite highly on my ever growing list of all time favourite biscuits!

Almond Pecan & Orange Biscotti

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