Biscotti are very crunchy Italian biscuits/cookies, which are great to dip into coffee or wine. Biscotti means ‘twice baked cookies’. Biscotti contain nuts and sometimes dried fruit is added. Try this amazing free Fruit & Nut Biscotti Recipe!


60ml butter
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup castor sugar
3 extra large eggs
250g organic flour
3ml bicarbonate of soda
125ml seedless raisins
180ml sultanas
180ml mixed nuts

1 egg
1 Tblsp water
2 Tblsp castor sugar, plus extra for sprinkling

  • Beat the butter, vanilla essence and castor sugar together.
  • Add eggs one at a time beating after each addition. 
  • Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and stir though.
  • Place dough on a floured surface and knead until smooth but still slightly sticky.
  • Divide dough into two and shape into logs.

  • Mix the egg, water and castor sugar together and brush logs with glaze.
  • Sprinkle with a little extra castor sugar. 
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 150°C for 20 minutes and cool for 3 hours.
  • Slice into 1cm thick biscuits. 
  • Preheat oven to 150°C (fan on).
  • Lay biscotti in a single layer on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes or until crisp, turning halfway through baking time.
Makes about 50


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