Bake Off biscuit inspiration: Hazelnut and Orange Biscotti recipe

Published Wednesday, Aug 12 2015, 16:27 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
It's biscuit week on the Great British Bake Off and we'd be lying in if we said we weren't partial to a biccy or two!


© Stork

We're taking inspiration from our friends in Italy with this easy Biscotti recipe and apparently they're best served with coffee...perfect for a mid-afternoon treat.


  • 75g Stork block
  • 150g plain flour, sieved
  • 1 level teaspoon baking powder
  • 75g polenta flour or ground almonds
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 medium egg, beaten
  • Zest of 1 orange and 2 tablespoon of juice
  • 75g whole peeled hazelnuts, toasted


1.Preheat the oven to 180°C, 160°C fan oven, Gas mark 4. Line a large baking sheet with baking parchment.

2.Place flour, baking powder and polenta or ground almonds into a bowl and rub in Stork until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in sugar, nuts and orange zest and then stir in egg and orange juice to mix to form a soft dough.

3.Turn out on to a well-floured surface and with floured hands, shape into a 25-30cm long log.

4.Place on to prepared baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 or until golden. Remove from oven and reduce temperature to 150°C, 130°C fan oven, Gas mark 2.

5.Leave the log to cool for 10 minutes, then using a serrated knife cut into 24 slices. Place back onto the baking sheet in a single layer and return to the oven. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Turn the oven off and leave to cool in the oven.

Prep Time

25 mins

Cook Time

1 hr to 1 hr 15 mins

Nutrition Information

Servings: 24

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