{Dried Fruit Biscotti}
  • 250g all-purpose white flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 125g butter, softened
  • 125g white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 150g mixed dried fruits, chopped
  • 50g almonds, chopped
  1. Sift the flour with salt and baking powder and place aside.
  2. Combine the butter and sugar in a bowl and mix for 5 minutes until the mixture becomes pale.
  3. Stir in the eggs, one by one, then add the orange zest and vanilla and mix well.
  4. Using a spatula, fold in the flour then add the dried fruits and almonds.
  5. Spread the dough into two equal parts then shape each part into a wide log. I recommend shaping the logs straight on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  6. Freeze the dough for 20 minutes then bake in the preheated oven at 350F for 20 minutes until slightly golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oven, allow to cool down for 10 minutes then cut each log into 1cm thick slices.
  8. Arrange the slices with the cut facing up on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and continue baking for another 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
  9. Allow to cool in the pan before serving.
Recipe by Pastry Workshop at https://pastry-workshop.com/dried-fruit-biscotti-biscotti-cu-fructe-uscate/