It was last year I got to eat some home -made biscotti from Suchi, ever since I have been keen on making it at home but like many other recipes I wanted to try and lost track off , this one got forgotten too ! This year after making my some Christmas fruit cake, I had some left over mixed dry fruits and was looking for something to make with it and that’s when I saw a biscotti recipe in foodoclious pictured. It was a simple recipe and I had almost all ingredients handy. It seemed liked a perfect recipe to bake with my son. I always bake with my boy during holidays and he is such a good helper apart from the mess he makes and extra cleaning up I have to do afterwards! Anyway I decided to choose this recipe to bake together and as usual he was super excited and he did most of the job except grating the lemon zest and cutting the biscotti diagonally..yes that’s how simple it is. He waited eagerly to get the biscotti out from the oven and was so happy to feed us his biscotti J. They are so addictive and we have been munching on them non -stop till it got finished!
Before I go to the recipe, let me all wish you a very Happy New year. I will see you all again in 2015 !!
Ingredients (makes 10 biscottis)
Plain flour / Maida – 1 ¼ cup
Baking Powder – ½ tsp
Salt – a pinch
Egg – 1
Sugar – 1/3 cup
Mixed dry fruits – ½ cup (Mine had raisins , sultanas, cranberries etc)
Lemon zest – 1 ts( use unwaxed lemon)
Lemon extract – ½ tsp
Vanilla extract – ½ tsp
Olive oil – ¼ cup
- Sift flour, baking powder, salt and keep it aside.
- In a bowl break one egg, add lemon zest, sugar, lemon and vanilla extract and beat until mixed.
- Tip in the flour and dry fruits and knead to get a smooth dough.
- Place the dough onto a floured surface and roll them into rectangle 10” * 3 “
- Bake it in a preheated oven at 180 degree C for 30 minutes
- Take it out and cool if for 15-20 minutes and then cut it diagonally into ½ inch slices and pop them back in the oven and bake for 12 -15 minutes flipping the sides in between.
- Cool completely before storing them in a airtight container.