Looking in the cupboard to see what was available I found a few things that I thought would be good together in a nice biscotti biscuit.
I love biscotti, the twice baked biscuits that are an ideal accompaniment to tea or coffee. So with some pistachios, flaked almonds, raisins and dried canberries I was all set to get baking.
Of course, if you decide to make some yourself you can put in whatever you want. The only thing I would suggest is that you dont put wet fruit in, just dried things such as blueberries, currants, etc, and if they are large I suggest chopping them as well.
To add a little extra flavour I added some mixed spice as well, which gives a lovely aroma during cooking as well as a very nice taste.
No equipment other than a bowl is needed, and your arms get a nice workout whilst making the dough, so that is an added bonus when making these, since the dough takes some working to get all the ingredients combined.
350g plain flour, plus extra for rolling
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp mixed spice
250g golden caster sugar
3 medium eggs, beaten
coarsely grated zest 1 orange
85g raisins, chopped slightly
85g dried cranberries
50g almond flakes
50g shelled pistachios
Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/350F. Line a baking sheet with baking paper.