Monday, 13 June 2011

Almond, Lemon and Cranberry Biscotti

delicious biscotti is so easy to make, reasonably healthy and perfect for dunking in a mug of fresh coffee!

1 large egg 
3 oz soft light brown sugar
5oz plain flour 
1 teaspoon of baking powder 
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 
zest of 1 lemon
2oz nuts (almonds, unsalted pistachios, hazelnuts)
2oz dried cranberries

Pre- heat oven to Gas 4 / 180 degrees C 

Lightly toast your nuts *sniggers*

Whisk the sugar and egg together until a creamy consistency and leaves a trail.

Sieve in baking powder, nutmeg and flour.  Add lemon zest and fold in with a metal spoon.

Mix in almonds and cranberries.

Dust hands and surface with flour and make into a long sausage shape, flatten a little.  Place on a greased  baking sheet and bake in a pre-heated oven for 20 minutes. 

Remove from the oven, leave to cool for 3-4 minutes.

Slice into 1 inch pieces and place back on the baking tray.  Bake for a further 10 minutes.

Cool on a wire rack.  

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