Thursday, December 13, 2007

Orange Mixed Berries Pistachio Biscotti

I love my biscotti flavored with orange zest or lemon zest. It seem to bring out the flavor more and make it really tasty. You can eat it just like that because it's so flavorful.


1/2 cup canola oil
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. orange essence
1/4 cup fresh orange juice (omit this to yield harder biscotti)
Zest of one orange

4 cups flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup mixed berries
1/2 cup pistachio, coarsely chopped

1. Preheat oven to 375'F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2. Beat (A). Add (B). Stir and knead until it formed a dough.
3. Divide dough in half and roll each roll into the length of the cookie sheet. Then move each roll to the cookie sheet and press down to 1/2 inch thickness.
4. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove to cool, then cut into slices with a serrated knife. Place the cut side up and bake for additional 5 minutes. Flip it over and bake the other side for 5 minutes. Remove and cool on wire rack.

My Thought:
I substituted the butter with oil to make it healtier. This biscotti turned out to be flavorful because of the orange zest and juice. It's not the very hard type that needs to be dunk in coffee (if not you will break your teeth type). I was actually surprised that my hubby loved it and he finished most of the biscotti.


Beachlover said...

I saw this in my baking book too.It's this cookies very hard?.I wondering,it's the one like roti bakar kosong taste...hmmm maybe I should bake this today and try it:))

daphne said...

Like u, if possible, I would substitute butter for this is an beautiful recipe for me to keep! thank you!

SIG said...

Oh wow, sounds great! Also, I like your new header. What's the flower cookie? Love the nasi lemak, and hehe, your fav pumpkin pie.

Big Boys Oven said...

oh there are so lovely, so fruitty biscotti. they are gorgeous, a fantastic snack for this christmas..... i want!

Indonesia Eats said...

Hiiiiiiiiiiii, why we had the same thought, made biscotti, but I just thought you did make them already. I haven't done it b/c I'm too busy. I might make on Sunday. I would love to try yours

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi beachlover,
This is not the very hard type. My hubby ate it like cookies.

You're welcome Daphne. Hope you like it! :)

Thanks singarishgirl. Hahaha...the flower cookies coming up next, it's my Christmas cookies. Not pumpkin pie lah, it's my sweet potato pie. ;)

Thanks BBOven, going to make more since my hubby loved them. Going to get me some oranges and dried cranberry first!

Hi Andaliman,
Don't know leh, I always make biscotti for Christmas...I seem to associate biscotti making with Christmas holidays. Hehe...

cocoa said...

Your biscotti looks really good lei.. adding some orange zest made it more refreshing yeah! wish i have time to make one of this for Christmas. I still need to unpack my luggage from my trip and clean my messy house before get back to all the cooking and baking spirit.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Cocoa,
Welcome back and hope you settle down soon and update us with your trip back in M'sia in your blog. :)

Dwiana P said...

It looks very pretty!!

ICook4Fun said...

Thanks for stopping by to my blog. Your biscotti looks really good and I am sure it taste even better especially dunk it into the coffee :) :)

Lee said...

Hi there, wow! Love your cakes! They sure look delicious.
Noticed your callsign over at Beachlover's place and kaypoh over. Nice blog, and seeing your cakes now making me hungry, ha ha.
You keep warm and happy cooking, UL.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

That biscotti will be so good with coffee, and can't wait to see your flower cookie next! :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Dwiana! :)

Thanks I cook4fun and thanks for stopping by my blog too. :)

Thanks U.Lee and come back to visit more often! ;)

Hey V,
Flower cookie is up! Enjoy! LOL! Going to make Orange Cranberry Biscotti next since I just bought those two ingredients.

Cuen said...

Hihi, thank you very much for your recipes. Just by looking, it is so attractive. I wanna make this for xmas.. may I know how many pieces for this recipe?

Anonymous said...

Hi there. The biscotti looks great! I've never made biscotti, nor have I eaten them before in my life, but you certainly inspired me to go ahead and make them, which I did. Today. =) Turned out wonderful. Now I have some homemade biscotti stored, to be enjoyed with my tea..yay! Thank you for such a great recipe and for the easy to follow instructions. Also, wanted to say how much I appreciated your homecooking recipes. I'm malaysian living in the U.S. as well, and I find myself running out of meal ideas. Thanks for sharing yours.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Cuen,
Hmmm....I'm not sure, never really counted. About 25-30 pieces I guess. It depends on how thick or thin you slice it also.

Hi Louisa,
Oh, how happy I am to read that! I'm so glad you tried it and loved it too! You are so welcome on the homecooking meal ideas/recipes. I love to create different thing to feed my family. :)

Cuen said...

Hihi, thanks so much for your prompt reply. Appreciate it a lot. =) I have never taken a fancy on biscotti until I saw yours. So it's going to be my first attempt. And I am planning to use this to give away as Xmas gifts for my friends which is around 50pp.

I will be posting the result on my blog. And give the credits back to here. =)

Little Corner of Mine said...

You're so welcome Cuen. This sures make a very nice Xmas gift! Can't wait to read your post about it! :)

Cuen said...

Hihi, I have baked 8 batches in total to give away. This is so good. I love it. The taste is so refreshing. And the feedback has been very good from those who have receive the gifts.

Thank you so much for sharing. =)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks for the feedback Cuen! So glad to read that and can't wait to see picture at your blog! :)

Cuen said...

=) thanks again for your wonderful recipe. It's definitely a keeper for me. This is so simple and easy to me. =)