The Great Australian Bake Off

You’ll be dying to sink your teeth into these date, walnut and orange biscotti.


  • 3/4 cup caster sugar

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste

  • Zest of 1 orange – fine

  • 1 cup of chopped dates

  • ¾ cup walnuts

  • 1 ¾ cup plain flour

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg

  • Egg wash


  • 1.

    For the biscotti, heat oven to 180°C. Using a stand mixture, whisk sugar, eggs, oil, orange zest and vanilla extract together. Add walnuts and date. Mix well. Sift flour and remainder of ingredients. Add to egg mixture and mix well with a spatula until all ingredients are well incorporated. The dough will be very sticky. Using a dough scraper, scoop out onto a floured surface and divide dough into half.

  • 2.

    Place onto greased and lined baking pan and shape into a log using flour If necessary. Log should be approximately 12 inches long. Pat into shape. Brush with egg for a shine. Bake till golden brown approximately 35 minutes.

  • 3.

    After baking, remove from oven and cool on wire rack. Place in fridge for 15 minutes if possible. Once cool, slice diagonally across to get even 32 slices. Place onto tray upright and bake on 160°C for 20 minutes or until dry.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (12 servings)

  • Energy 328kj
  • Fat Total 20g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Protein 2g
  • Carbohydrate 36g
  • Sugar 25g
  • Sodium 188mg

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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