Pistachio & goji berry biscotti Festive FAVOURS
WRAP UP CHRISTMAS PREP EARLY WITH THESE SWEET GOODIES
MAKES APPROX 30 Homemade biscotti makes a wonderful Christmas gift as it keeps well (so can be made ahead of time) and it’s much better than the store-bought variety.
3 medium-sized eggs,
at room temperature
½ cup olive oil
½ tsp orange zest
2¼ cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ cup caster sugar
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup roasted almonds,
½ cup shelled pistachios
¼ cup dried goji berries
1 Preheat oven to 180oC and line a tray with baking paper.
2 In a large bowl, lightly whisk the eggs, olive oil and orange zest. Add in the plain flour, baking powder, salt, caster and brown sugars, and stir.
3 Fold in the almonds, pistachios and goji berries, then mix until combined.
4 Divide the dough in half. Place each half on the lined tray and, with damp fingers, shape into a log about 4x30cm. 5 Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden-brown and hard on the outside but not all the way through. Let cool and, using a serrated knife, slice at an angle about 1.5cm thick.
6 Place the slices back on the baking sheet (standing up with a small gap between each) and bake for 15-20 minutes until firm. They’ll also firm up more as they cool.
7 Place the biscotti on a wire rack to cool before filling jars with them as presents.