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Hazelnut and orange biscotti

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Makes 24-30 biscotti
Dietary Vegetarian
From The Great British Bake Off
Biscotti are easy to make and last very well - perfect for edible gifts.


  1. Preheat the oven to 170C/150C Fan/Gas 3 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.


  • 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

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