Monday, 14 September 2015

Kids in the Kitchen - Orange and Lemon Biscotti

Welcome to this weeks Kids in the Kitchen.
This week Boo brought home a letter from school saying that her topic this year was Italy. We decided it would be nice to cook something from Italy, something apart from Pizza or pasta as we make that all the time. We thought it would be nice to make biscotti but most recipes are based on nuts and the little ones don't really like them. So together we came up with a recipe for orange and lemon Biscotti. They turned out really nice and Boo took some into school along with a little piece of research on the history of biscotti.

Orange and Lemon Biscotti


450g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2tsp salt

50ml vegetable oil
225g caster sugar
2 large egg whites
2 large eggs
1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
1 tsp finely grated orange zest
1 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla essence


Preheat oven to 190C/ gas mark 5

Whisk together the vegetable oil, caster sugar, eggs and egg whites until smooth
Add the lemon and orange zest, almond extract and vanilla essence and whisk well.

Stir in the flour baking powder and salt.

The dough is quite sticky so make sure your hands are well floured.
shape the dough into two even shaped logs and place on a greased baking sheet well apart from each other. flatten the logs slightly

Bake for 25 minutes.

Cool for at least 10 minutes. Place logs on a cutting board.
Slice diagonally into 1/2 inch slices. 

Lay the slices sideways on the sheet and bake fro 10 minutes.
Turn the slices over and bake for another 5-10 minutes.

Let cool and serve.

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  1. Biscotti are lovely aren't they? Great fun to make too. Love the sound of these nut free versions! :)

  2. Yum they look so good - I could just have one right now with my cup of tea!! Great idea to do something less obvious - I bet the teacher was really pleased when these came in!

    1. We had a meet the teacher day today and the biscotti are pinned to the homework wall in the bag. He asked Boo if he could eat them and she said 'no' lol

  3. they sound delicious! I will have to give them a try with my boys

  4. Oh these sound lovely, the perfect after school treat x

  5. Oh delicious. I think me and the boys might make these as christmas gifts

  6. These sound easy enough to make- and look delicious!

  7. Yum, these are one of my favourite gifts to make for people and I love the flavour of these.

  8. oooh biscotti! So addictive I love it and I don't think I've ever tried this flavour before! x

  9. i'm yet to make biscotti but really want to have a go at making some. Well done boo. x

  10. Oh my, these look amazing. I have never tried to make it before

  11. This looks so tasty! I may have to give them a whirl

  12. Ooh I love biscotti, so nice to dunk in a cup of coffee :)


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