5/4/11

What can you add to Biscotti? Biscotti with pistachios, crystallized ginger, cranberries & orange zest

Let's say you are meeting some of your friends and need to bring a dessert. And you sort of want to impress. And you are sort of short on time. What to do? Well, I think biscotti is the perfect choice! Yes, you have to bake these cookies twice, but other than that, they are extremely simple to make and the variations are endless!

This recipe is based on Robyn's recipe I've made in the past, but I added a few extra ingredients this time around.

Biscotti with pistachios, crystallized ginger, cranberries & orange zest

Ingredients
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cups shelled pistachio nuts (feel free to use more!)
3 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger
zest of one orange
1 cup cranberries
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix all the dry ingredients togheter.


3. Mix the wet ingredients together.


(I was baking at night and used my ego light to take photos: this was my setup in case you are curious.)


4. Combine wet and dry ingredients together. Seriously, how pretty does the dough look?


5. Form the dough into two flat logs on parchment covered cookie sheet.


6. Bake for about 25-30 minutes. Let the biscotti cool. Slice into 1/4-1/3" thick slices. Lay the slices down and bake for another 15-25 minutes, turning them halfway through.


Voila! You are done! These are great to share with friends, to eat for breakfast, a snack or an afternoon pick-me-up with coffee or tea.



What do YOU like to add to your biscotti?

10 comments:

Erin @ A Nesting Experience said...

Yum. These look delicious. Love biscotti. I've never though about adding ginger. Great idea!

Cecilia said...

Olga, these were delicious! The ginger and orange zest made them incredibly fragrant. The cranberries gave them a hint of tartness, and pistachios are my favorite nuts! So of course I just loved them. I think they go particularly well with a cup of Earl Grey tea. I will definitely make these!

Anna C said...

Olga, this is a stunning presentation! Wonderful flavour combination. Love the addition of ginger, my husband would flip over these.

Molly said...

These sound absolutely lovely, and even better now that I realize I have all the ingredients already in the house.

mary said...

Looks delicious. You have to email me the specs on your light set up.

Malli's Mint and Mimosas said...

Absolutely delicious and super pretty biscotti and that too without any butter!! Thnx for sharing the recipe:)

Erica said...

They look delicious! What a wonderful combination of ingredients,Olga!

chezsasha said...

Ah, these look for much better than mine did. I'm definitely trying this recipe next. Thanks!

Rachel @ Rachel's Recipe Reviews said...

These look so good! My mom would love these-I think I might make them for her for Mother's Day :)
PS: Your photos are beautiful!

nicole said...

these look absolutely delicious!
i would say that your ego light works wonderfully! i really couldn't tell you were shooting at night