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Sultana Pecan Biscotti Recipe

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VegItalian CD CBF 80mins

 

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

 

Yield: Makes 20-24 Total time 1 hour 20 mins Recipe Tags Cold  Vegetarian  Fruit Nuts Baked Fayre   Biscuits Pastries  Teatime  Baked Fayre   Italy  Europe

Ingredients

50g/2oz Butter or Margarine (softened)
100g/4oz Caster Sugar
2 Eggs
225g/8oz self raising flour
teasp Salt
50g/2oz Roughly Chopped Pecan Nuts
50g/2oz  Sultanas

 

Instructions

 

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

2.  Place all the ingredients apart from the nuts and fruit in a large mixing bowl and beat together with a wooden spoon until the mixture starts to form a cohesive dough.

3. Add the nuts and fruit to the mixture and continue to mix until all the ingredients are well incorporated and form a stiff dough.

4. 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.

5. 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.

 

6. 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.

 

7. 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.
 

8. 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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Tips, Options and Substitutions

 

Substitute the pecan nuts with walnuts

Substitute the sultanas with raisins

Do not chop the nuts too finely

 

Main equipment required to make this recipe

Oven

Baking Tray

Parchment Paper

Mixing Bowl

Serrated Knife

 

 

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