Biscotti Biscuits

Biscotti Biscuits
Biscotti Biscuits
Biscotti Biscuits
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These twice-cooked, classic Italian biscuits are a fantastic accompaniment to after-dinner coffee. Traditionally biscotti are made with just hazelnuts, but this biscotti recipe can be changed by adding zest, chocolate chips or anything else you fancy.
Servings Prep Time
8 Biscuits 10
Cook Time
25
Servings Prep Time
8 Biscuits 10
Cook Time
25
Biscotti Biscuits
Biscotti Biscuits
Print Recipe
These twice-cooked, classic Italian biscuits are a fantastic accompaniment to after-dinner coffee. Traditionally biscotti are made with just hazelnuts, but this biscotti recipe can be changed by adding zest, chocolate chips or anything else you fancy.
Servings Prep Time
8 Biscuits 10
Cook Time
25
Servings Prep Time
8 Biscuits 10
Cook Time
25
Ingredients
Servings: Biscuits
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 150°C/Gas mark
  2. Beat the eggs with the sugar until pale and doubled in size.
  3. Stir in the nuts, flour and baking powder until the mixture forms a dough
  4. Tip out onto a lightly floured work surface and roll out two flattened logs 4cm wide, 2cm high.
  5. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until pale golden and firm
  6. Once cooked, slice into 1cm thick pieces on the diagonal,
  7. lay flat on a baking sheet and bake again for 10 minutes or until crisp
  8. Allow to cool slightly and serve. Any leftover biscuits can be stored in an air-tight container
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Lemon and Orange cream filling

Lemon and Orange cream filling

Lemon cream filling
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Servings Prep Time
12 people 15 min
Cook Time Passive Time
10 min 20 min
Servings Prep Time
12 people 15 min
Cook Time Passive Time
10 min 20 min
Lemon cream filling
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Servings Prep Time
12 people 15 min
Cook Time Passive Time
10 min 20 min
Servings Prep Time
12 people 15 min
Cook Time Passive Time
10 min 20 min
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan over medium heat mix the caster sugar, flour, orange juice, orange zest, lemon juice and the egg.
  2. Cook until thickened. Remove from heat and let cool completely
  3. when cool fold in the whipped cream.
  4. Makes enough to fill one 2 layer 23cm round layer cake
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Carrot cake

Carrot cake in Ellesmere Port

Carrot cake

carrot cake is a great way to get children to eat vegetables without even noticing. my creamy icing is lighter in fat than a traditional one, as it uses ricotta cheese.

Carrot cake in Ellesmere Port
Carrot cake
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Servings Prep Time
10 people 30 min
Cook Time
50 min
Servings Prep Time
10 people 30 min
Cook Time
50 min
Carrot cake in Ellesmere Port
Carrot cake
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Servings Prep Time
10 people 30 min
Cook Time
50 min
Servings Prep Time
10 people 30 min
Cook Time
50 min
Ingredients
cake
Orange ricotta icing
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF, gas mark 4). Grease a 20 cm (8 in) round deep cake tin and line the bottom with baking parchment.
  2. Sift the wholemeal and white flours and the cinnamon into a large bowl, tipping in any bran left in the sieve. Coarsely chop about two-thirds of the brazil nuts and stir into the flour with the raisins. Thinly slice the rest of the brazil nuts lengthways and set aside.
  3. In another bowl, beat together the sugar and oil with a wooden spoon until well combined. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the grated carrots and orange zest and juice. With a large metal spoon, carefully fold the carrot mixture into the flour mixture, just until combined. Do not overmix.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin. Bake for 50 minutes or until risen and firm to the touch. Leave the cake in the tin for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and peel off the lining paper. Cool completely.
  5. To make the icing, put the ricotta in a bowl, add the sugar and orange zest, and beat with a wooden spoon.
  6. When the cake is cold, spread the icing on top. Scatter over the reserved sliced brazil nuts, letting some stick up out of the icing at different angles. The cake can be kept, covered, in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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