- 300g plain flour
- 10g baking powder
- 200g golden caster sugar
- 3 medium eggs or if using large eggs 2 + an egg yolk
- 10ml vanilla extract
- Grated zest of an orange
- 200g pistachios
- 15g caraway seeds
- 150g dried chopped sour cherries ( do try to use these, they really are the cherry on top!)
I mixed this in the Thermomix but of course you can simply mix in a stand mixer or with hand held mixer.
Preheat oven to 180°C/360°F I baked in baking oven for first bake and added cold shelf for the second bake.
Weigh flour, baking powder, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract into TM bowl. Mix on dough setting for 1 minute.
Add grated orange rind, caraway seeds, pistachios and sour cherries and mix on dough setting for 40 seconds.
If it is not too wet you should be able to shape into two sausages on a parchment lined baking tray.
Bake for 30 minutes in your preheated oven.
Remove from oven and rest ten minutes.
Reduce the temperature of your oven to 150°C/300°F
Thinly slice and bake again in your cooler oven.
I had a huge problem slicing while still warm so I decided to (half) follow another recipe which suggested baking again and then slicing. In fact what I did was to slice into 8 pieces ( that's when I hit the crumbling problem!) and bake those for another 15 minutes.
The biscuits should be completely baked but still quite pale in colour.
After cooling I was better able to thinly slice- but it wasn't easy even with a VERY sharp knife.
I'd love to hear from you if you have tips and tricks for slicing biscotti.
Have a wonderful day!