Pistachio, Orange and Cranberry Biscotti

Today’s recipe is from Pistachio, Orange and Cranberry Biscotti from Sainsburys Cakes & Bakes -Everyday Recipes book. I tend to pick up this book when I am in the mood for baking but not quite sure what I want to make. It is full of great recipes that will further the skills of any amateur baker, the book consists of 6 chapters and some of my favourites from each chapter are listed below.

I can’t guarantee that I will post a blog for each recipe however this list is a little inspiration for anyone to may find it useful.

IMG_7806Large Cakes:

  • Lemon and raspberry layered polenta cake with almonds
  • Almond and orange cake
  • Sticky lemon drizzle cake
  • Orange and pistachio cake
  • Genoise sponge

Loaf Cakes:

  • Marble loaf
  • Honey loaf
  • Chocolate and orange pound loaf

Small Cakes:

  • Oat raspberry and white chocolate muffins
  • Apple and pecan muffins
  • Lemon and poppy seed muffins

Tray Bakes:

  • White chocolate blondies
  • Chocolate and nut brownies
  • Hummingbird Slice

Biscuits and Cookies:

  • Pistachio, orange and cranberry biscotti
  • Almond Tuiles
  • Carrot cake cookies
  • Butter Shortbread

Sweet Treats:

  • Madelines
  • Profiteroles
  • Raspberry Soufflés

On to the good stuff!

Pistachio, Orange and Cranberry Biscotti


  • 225g Self-raising flour
  • 100g Caster sugar
  • 100g shelled pistachios (or nuts of your choice)
  • 50g dried fruit (cranberries)
  • Zest of one orange
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp Madagascan vanilla
  • 50g butter/sunflower spread


  1. Preheat oven to 180c and line a flat baking sheet with non-stick parchment. In a medium bowl sift in the flour then add the caster sugar, nuts and dried fruits.01b7f12f5cf1d59022a6ba5e55a0a4e74d5de7171c
  2. In a separate large bowl whisk together the orange zest, eggs, vanilla extract and butter. Fold the flour into the wet mix.01c7ef2c7aeb914207f674b72581c575189b95712b
  3.  Once combined tip out onto a floured surface. Gently press the mix together then cut in half and roll each half into a 20cm cylinder.01c92d813b3d2fe3ac4a928642739cf3c60c527c9f
  4. Transfer to the baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes. Cool slightly.
  5. With a sharp serrated knife, cut the cylinders at an angle into 2 cm pieces. Place back on the baking tray and bake for a further 20 minutes, turning half way through to brown both sides.01d011246bce6049f283b740851ce61e7fa28bcba0

Put your feet up and enjoy with a coffee 😊


What do you want to know the recipe for next? Did you try this one? Let me know!

Emma xx

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