Hazelnut and Orange Biscotti

GBBA0311-Biscotti

This hazelnut and orange biscotti recipe is Paul's interpretation of the signature challenge in the Biscuits episode of Season 3 of The Great British Baking Show. It is explained in further detail by Paul in Masterclass: Part 1.

Prep time: 30 Minutes

Cook time: 1 Hour

Yield: 24-30 biscotti

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Ingredients

  • 250g (9oz) plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 250g (9oz) caster sugar
  • 3 medium free-range eggs, beaten
  • 200g (7oz) chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 large orange, finely grated zest only

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300° and line a large baking tray with baking parchment.
  2. Mix together the flour, baking powder and sugar in a bowl and add the eggs slowly to make a dough. Mix in the hazelnuts and orange zest.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, knead the mixture gently and divide into 2. Roll into logs, each approximately 25cm (10in) long. Place on the lined baking tray and bake for 25 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven, leave to cool slightly, then cut each log into 1½-2cm (⅝-¾in) thick slices. Lay the slices on the baking tray.
  5. Return the tray to the oven and bake for another 5-7 minutes, turn over and continue to bake for another 5-7 minutes until golden-brown. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.
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