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Friday, 14 August 2015

Biscotti inspired by The Great British Bake Off


Week 2 on The Great British Bake Off was Biscuit Week, and they were asked to bake Biscotti.  My 8yo and I baked these to put in the Christmas Hampers we gave to teachers last year.  They are delicious and you can add nuts or dried fruit to suit your tastes.  We baked them again over the weekend and will be munching on them with a cuppa throughout the school holidays.



Biscotti

85g light soft brown sugar
1 large free range egg
1 tsp vanilla bean paste or 2 tsp vanilla extract
140g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp mixed spice or ginger (optional)
Flavour additions: we used almonds and dark chocolate chunks but have used dried fruit, other nuts and milk/white chocolate chunks in the past.

Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/350F/Gas Mark 4.  Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper.  

Beat together the sugar and egg until pale and thick then fold in the dry ingredients.  Stir in any flavour additions.  

With floured hands, shape the mixture into a long roll about 28cm/11inches long and press to flatten slightly.

Lift the log of dough onto your prepared tray and bake in the preheated oven for 20 - 25 minutes until golden.  Cool for 5 minutes until cool enough to handle.  Slice the dough into 1.5cm slices and return to the baking sheet.

Bake the slices in the oven for a further 10 minutes or until golden brown  Transfer to a wire rack to cool then store in an airtight container for up to three weeks.


I've linked up with All You Need Is Love And Cake who is hosting the Great Bloggers Bake Off this week on behalf of Mummy Mishaps, do pop over and check out the rules of the challenge.


Mummy Mishaps

5 comments:

  1. your biscotti look perfect. I've never made them before so I must give them a go!... so yummy with a creamy coffee

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  2. oooh now they look very professional . Such a wonderful golden colour too - yummy x

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  3. These look so good, packed full of flavour and crunch. Yummy :-)
    Angela x

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  4. These look near perfect, all such a wonderful colour and the same shape x

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  5. Oh I think this might be my favourite! And as Jenny said above, very professional too! Would love to dunk one of these into my tea! Hazel x

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