Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Mix Fruits and Pistachio Biscotti


I always have soft spots for dried fruits. I like adding them in cakes and cookies. I know, some of you hate fruit cake but I just love it but it has to be the homemade kind though. These biscotti are no acceptation. I just love it!! These twice baked biscotti are crunchy and packed with dried fruits. I put 2 pieces in Carlos lunch bag everyday as I think this is much healthier than the store bought granola bar.




Ingredients:

320 gram flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
130 gram sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla
1 1/2 cups dried fruit – dried strawberries, dried cranberries and apricots (cut into small pieces if needed)
3/4 cup shelled pistachio


1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degree F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Sieve flour, baking powder and salt and set it aside. Combined the dried fruits and pistachio.
2. Whisk eggs and sugar over high speed until thick and pale. It will take about 5-6 minutes. Add in the vanilla. Slow down the mixer and add in the flour. Lastly fold in the dried fruits and pistachio.
3. Divide the dough into 2 equal portions and transfer them to the baking sheet. Shape the dough into 2 long logs. If the dough is too sticky to handle, dust your hand with some flour before shaping the dough.
4. Baked it for 35-40 minutes or until lightly brown and it should be firm when touch. Remove from oven and let it cool completely on a wire rack. Turn off the oven.
5. Once it is cool, transfer the logs to a cutting board and using a serrated knife slice log into 1/4 inch thick pieces. Arrange evenly on baking sheet.
6. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degree F again and bake for 10 minutes, turn slices over, and bake another 10 minutes or until lightly brown and crispy. Remove from oven and let cool and store in an airtight container.


Note: You can use any type of dried fruits of your choice.

14 comments:

Ann@Anncoo Journal said...

I love dried fruits and I love your recipe. As I have all the ingredients at home, I am going to try it soon.
Thanks for sharing Gert :)

No-Frills Recipes said...

Looks very attractive with all the colours. Would like to try your version.

lyly said...

Gert, Your Biscotti looks delicious.

Katie said...

I can't resist biscotti and these look gorgeous. I love how the fruits make it so colourful and cheerful. Crunchy and chewy in one bite :)

K.Nor said...

gert, nor salah sorang yg tk suka mix fruit nih.. tak kira lah duk dlm kek, roti ataupun cookies.. mmg tak leh nak makan sgt, sket2 tu boleh la :)

Eileen@Hundred Eighty Degrees said...

This Biscotti looks so vibrant, I like it.

MaryMoh said...

This must be the most beautiful biscotti that I have seen...so colourful and look healthy! Love it. Thanks very much for sharing,

My Little Space said...

These are welcome to FEDex over! So colourful and inciting. Hope you're enjoying your day, Gert. Btw, I calling this as stainglass biscotti.
Kristy

Jeannie Tay said...

I am always interested in making biscotti but somehow, never get down to it, lol! must be the extra step of cutting and baking the second time that stopped me in my tracks!I am a lazy baker :P Yours look simple delicious and pretty!

lena said...

i really like your biscotti. i also think you did a great job in rolling the dough and slicing them, they all look so equal!

Shereen said...

Those are the prettiest biscotti I have ever seen!!!!So colourful and they just want to make you feel like eating them all.Next project:)

mycookinghut said...

Very nice! I love biscotti! Love the combo of the fruits!

ICook4Fun said...

Ann, thank you and your are most welcome.

Cheah, thank you. Hope you like it.

Lyly, thank you.

Katie, me either :)

Nor, for me I suka dried fruits like cranberries, cherries, raisins etc tapi I tak berapa suka kulit limau so I always omit it.

Eileen, thank you.

Mary, thank you!

Kristy, I don;t think it will be good. All will be in crumbs and you have to eat it with spoon ha ha.. good name :)

Jeannie, actually it is not much work. Have you try it out one day.

Lena, thank you. You have to cut it with a serrated knife.

Shereen, thank you, thank you.

Leemei, thank you.

PlumLeaf 李葉 said...

Very colourful Biscotti! I made various flavours at Christmas to package up as gifts! Delicious! Pitsachio & Cranberry was my favourite!
Granola bars seem healthy but contain a lot of brown sugar - homemade is best! :D