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Orange Almond Biscotti Recipe


Veg Italian CD CBF 80mins

An easy to make biscotti which is excellent served with coffee or sweet wine and perfect for dunking.

Makes 20-24
Total time:
1 hour 20 mins

Recipe Tags: Cold  Vegetarian  Fruit Nuts Baked Fayre pastries teatime  Pastries  Teatime  Baked Fayre   Italy  Europe  


50g/2oz Butter or Margarine (softened)
100g/4oz Sugar
2 Eggs
225g/8oz Self Raising Flour
teasp Salt
50g/2oz Ground Almonds
The grated Zest and Juice of 1 large Orange




1. Preheat the oven to 190C, 375F, Gas Mark 5 and line a a large baking tray with parchment or baking paper.

2. Place all the ingredients  in a large mixing bowl and beat together with a wooden spoon until the mixture starts to form a stiff dough.

3.  Turn the mixture onto a very well floured work surface, divide into two portions and form each portion into a cylinder about 24cm/8-inches long.

4. Place both cylinders on the prepared baking tray, spaced well apart, flatten slightly so they no more than 2.5cm/1-inch thick then bake in the oven for 25 minutes.

5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack for about 5 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 150C/300F, Gas Mark 2.


6. Transfer each cylinder to a cutting board and using a serrated knife, cut diagonally into slices no more than 2.5cm/1-inch thick. Place cut sides down on the baking tray and bake for 10 minutes.


7. Remove from the oven, turn the biscuits over and bake for a further 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire tray and allow to completely cool before serving.

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Mixing Bowl

Serrated Knife



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