The Great Australian Bake Off

Go nuts with this chocolate-coated cranberry and walnut biscotti recipe.


  • Biscotti

  • 150g unsalted butter

  • 200g caster sugar + 100g for the surface

  • 4 eggs + 1 egg for egg brush

  • 1/2 tsp almond extract

  • 450g plain flour

  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder

  • 80g dried cranberries

  • 80g walnuts

  • Chocolate coat

  • 450g semi-sweet dark chocolate chips

  • 120g blanched slivered pistachios

  • 60g chopped pine nuts

  • 20g walnuts

  • 15g dried rose petals


  • 1.


  • 2.

    Preheat oven to 180°C.

  • 3.

    Using the stand mixer, cream butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy. Add in eggs, one at a time.

  • 4.

    Add in almond extract. Chop the walnuts into small pieces. Mix flour and baking powder.

  • 5.

    Add the mixture into the mixing bowl and mix well. Mix in cranberries and walnuts.

  • 6.

    Turn the dough onto a floured surface and shape two logs (2 inch in depth, 1 inch in height).

  • 7.

    Egg brush the surface of the logs and sprinkle sugar on the surface.

  • 8.

    Transfer the logs onto a tray with a sheet of baking paper.

  • 9.

    Bake for 25 minutes, and - using the baking paper - transfer the logs onto a cooling rack.

  • 10.

    Reduce the oven temperature to 150°C.

  • 11.

    Cool the logs for 10 minutes.

  • 12.

    Cut logs diagonally into ½ inch thick slices.

  • 13.

    Place the slices in a baking tray with the non-cut sides on the tray.

  • 14.

    Bake for 20 minutes until firm to touch.

  • 15.

    Leave the slices on the cooling rack to cool

  • 16.

    Chocolate coat

  • 17.

    Grind/chop pine nuts, slivered pistachios and walnuts.

  • 18.

    Melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave in 20-second intervals.

  • To assemble:

  • 1.

    Dip the biscotti into the chocolate.

  • 2.

    Sprinkle chopped pistachios, walnuts, pine nuts and rose petals on the chocolate.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (22 servings)

  • Energy 347kj
  • Fat Total 19g
  • Saturated Fat 7g
  • Protein 5g
  • Carbohydrate 43g
  • Sugar 23g
  • Sodium 24mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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