Festive Biscotti

This biscotti recipe uses pistachios, cranberries, crystallised ginger and dark chocolate to create these deliciously crunchy biscuits, perfect for dunking in your coffee and a brilliant homemade gift!

Festive Biscotti

Difficulty: Easy
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This recipe makes about 20 pieces.


  • 1 3/4 cups plain flour

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1 cup fine white caster sugar

  • 1/3 cup sliced dried cranberries

  • 1/3 cup pistachios, roughly chopped

  • 1 tbsp roughly chopped crystallised ginger

  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chunks

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • zest of 1 clementine

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 180 C. Line a baking tract with baking parchment.
  • Mix the flour, baking powder, sugar, pistachios, cranberries, chocolate chunks, ginger and orange zest in a large bowl. Add the beaten egg and vanilla extract and stir until well incorporated and a dough forms.
  • Split the dough in half and shape into two cylinders, each 5 cm wide, and press down slightly. Place them on the baking tray, leaving space between the two, and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden.
  • Once out of the oven allow to cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then slice diagonally into 2 cm thick pieces. Place the slices back on the baking tray and cool for a further 5 minutes.
  • Transfer back to the wire rack and leave to cool completely.


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    Lydia Brayshaw