Ginger Pistachio Biscotti

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    1 hour 32 min

    This is an interesting and delicious change from typical biscotti. Pistachio nuts and ground ginger combine with orange zest and almonds for a biscotti that's great for dunking, and that isn't too sweet. You can also try macadamia nuts instead of pistachios.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 18 

    • 100g almonds
    • 250g cake flour
    • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 250g unsalted butter
    • 200g dark brown soft sugar
    • 6 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 2 tablespoons orange zest
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 90g coarsely chopped pistachio nuts

    Method
    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:32min  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr32min 

    1. Grease and flour one large baking tray.
    2. Finely grind the almonds with the flour, ginger and baking powder in a food processor.
    3. Beat the butter, dark brown soft sugar and caster sugar until light and well blended. Add the grated orange zest, egg and vanilla and beat well. Mix in the dry ingredients and beat until just blended. Stir in the pistachio nuts.
    4. Divide the dough in half. Using floured hands, roll each half on a lightly floured surface into a 1cm log. Arrange logs on the prepared baking tray, spacing 10cm apart. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for about 1 hour.
    5. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Brush dough logs with beaten egg and sprinkle with 2 teaspoons caster sugar. Bake logs until deep golden brown and firm to the touch, about 30 minutes. Let logs cool for 10 minutes.
    6. Reduce oven temperature to 150 C / Gas 2.
    7. Using a serrated knife cut logs crossways into 1cm thick slices. Arrange slices cut side down on baking tray. Bake at 150 C / Gas 2 until deep golden on top, about 12 minutes. Turn biscotti over and bake other side until deep golden, about 12 minutes. Transfer biscotti to a rack and cool completely. Store in airtight container at room temperature.

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    12

    I made this recipe justa few days ago the flavor of these biscotti is wonderful however like so many other reviewers I too found that the logs flattened out so I remade them again last night by editing the recipe and was happy too see that the logs stayed standing I incresed the flour to 2 cups decresed the butter to 1/2 cup and the brown sugar to 3/4 cup added 1/2 tsp salt an extra 1/2 tsp ginger and backing powder and 2 whole eggs  -  19 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    9

    When I baked this recipe, the loaves flattened out and ran into each other. Too much butter? I continued the best I could, and it really still tastes great.  -  28 Sep 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    7

    As the picture shows, the two rolls do flatten out, but can be cut into "fingers." This recipe is delicious and was rated "wow" by my Italian cousin-in-law.  -  09 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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