Biscotti with fruit & nuts

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  • Cooking Level: Easy

  • Category: Any time of day!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes

  • Cooking Time: About 45 minutes

  • Servings: Makes about 14/16

  • 100gm plain white flour

  • 50gm light soft brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 20gm currents

  • 20gm whole shelled pistachio nuts

  • 20gm whole blanched almonds

  • 10gm whole hazelnuts

  • Grated zest of half an orange

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • Preheat the oven to 180 or 160 fan

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment.

  • Put the flour, sugar & baking powder into a large bowl and mix together. Add the currents, nuts and orange zest and mix again.

  • Make a well in the centre and pour in the beaten egg. Stir with a spoon to bring the ingredients together. When a clump forms, using clean hands knead together until a soft dough forms.

  • Transfer the dough (which can be a bit sticky) on to the baking sheet and shape into a log about 24cm long and 5cm wide.

  • Bake for 20 minutes until golden and feels firm when pressed. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 mins on a wire rack. Reduce the oven temperature to 140 or 160 fan.

  • Using a bread knife, cut the warm log into diagonal slices about 1.5cm thick. Turn each slice on to its side and lay them out on the baking sheet.

  • Return to the oven and bake for a further 20 mins, turning over half way through until golden and crisp. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  • Dip in coffee, tea, hot chocolate or something stronger …. These are delicious and keep well in an airtight container.