Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Cranberry and Pumpkin Seeds Biscotti


Sorry for the lack of updates these few weeks as I was busy studying for my Japanese language test that took place two Sundays ago. Right after the test, I wanted to put up some new posts and also revamp my blog design but laziness got the better of me and I spent all my free time watching Korean dramas instead (I know, you're rolling your eyes right now :-P). Anyway, I have a few cookies recipes to share and first one on the list is a crunchy and nutty cranberry and pumpkin seeds biscotti. If you are still looking for Christmas cookies recipes, stay tune as there will be a few more recipes coming your way!

Cranberry and Pumpkin Seeds Biscotti Recipe
Recipe adapted from Donna Hay Magazine Issue 60


Ingredients:
2 cups plain flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup caster sugar
3 eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup pumpkin seeds

Method:
1) Preheat the oven to 160 deg C. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper.
2) Combine flour and baking powder and sift the flour mixture into a bowl. Add caster sugar and stir to combine.
3) Add eggs, vanilla, lemon zest, cranberries and pumpkin seeds, and mix until a smooth dough forms.
4) Turn the dough out on a floured surface and knead until smooth.
5) Divide the dough into two portions and roll each portion into a 20cm-long log. Place the logs on the tray, flatten slightly and bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes until firm. Set aside to cool completely.
6) Using a serrated knife, cut the log into 3mm thick slices and place the slices on the tray.
7) Put the tray back into the oven and bake for another 8-10 minutes or until the golden and crisp.

7 Comments:

daphne said...

hhha.. Don't feel sorry. You need a break too!! And these little biscotti's are worth it- good for christmas!

Elies_Lie said...

aw... I love watching korean drama too, well... all things about korean just count me on :D
tq for sharing the recipe, always love this kind of biscotti & nice to meet u :)

Anonymous said...

don't be sorry - a blog should be because you want to and not an added "duty" or stress.

and the recipe does look good. would you know what that oven temp would be in F? and i always forget what caster sugar is more similar to - granulated or powdered? if you know - tia.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Surely delicious! A great wintery flavor combo.

Cheers,

Rosa

Elin said...

Me too, once I am on any drama series...gosh all my baking and cooking will be push aside for a while :p these cranberry and pumpkin seeds biscotti :)

Purabi Naha said...

These biscottis look great! The recipe sounds amazing. Thanks for this useful post!

Piggy said...

Daphne - Yes, this colourful biscotti is perfect for Christmas!

Elies_Lie - haha, great to know that I'm not the only one to get addicted to K-drama. Nice to meet you too! :-)

Tia - Thanks for dropping by! 160 deg C is equivalent to 320 deg F. And caster sugar is superfine granulated sugar. :-)

Rosa - Thanks!

Elin - ha, so we're both drama lovers, high-five!

Purabi Naha - Thanks for visiting my blog!