Christmas Biscotti


Great bagged up as Christmas gifts or simply served with coffee.


  • 175g plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 125g golden caster sugar
  • ¼ tsp LoSalt
  • 2 medium eggs, beaten
  • Zest 1 orange
  • 50g dried cranberries
  • 50g whole blanched almonds
  • 25g milk chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 180oC, gas mark 4. Line a large baking tray with baking parchment.
  2. Mix the flour, baking powder, mixed spice, sugar and LoSalt in a large bowl and mix in the eggs and orange zest, bring the dough together with your hands to form a soft dough. Stir in the cranberries, almonds and chocolate chips.
  3. Divide into 2 and, on a floured surface, roll each to a 25cm sausage shape, transfer to the baking tray and bake for 25-30 minutes. Allow to cool. Reduce the oven temperature to 140oC, gas mark 1.
  4. Slice each loaf with a serrated knife into 1½ cm slices diagonally and place back on the tray. Bake for 15 minutes, turn over and bake for a further 15 minutes. Allow to cool completely.