Cranberry & Pistachio Biscotti

Merry Christmas to you all!Hope you all have grand plans for the day.I made these a while back but was saving the post for today as I thought there cannot be a better and an apt recipe I can post for X'mas.

Recipe:Martha Stewart

1/2 cup Dried Cranberries
3 cups All purpose flour, plus for dusting
2 tsps baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
4tbsps unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup boiling water
1 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
3 large eggs, plus 1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tsps vanilla extract
1/2 cup shelled unsalted pistachios, chopped

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  • Preheat the oven to 375F;Line baking sheets with Parchment paper
  • Add boiling water to cranberries and put them aside until they plump;Drain the water from cranberries
  • Sift the dry ingredients-flour, salt and baking powder
  • Beat butter, sugar on medium speed until fluffy
  • Add eggs one at a time;mix in Vanilla extract
  • Add the dry ingredients, slowly and mix well on low speed
  • Add cranberries and pistas
  • Place the dough on a floured surface and divide in half
  • Make each half in to a log and put it on the baking sheet
  • Flatten logs and brush the egg on the logs;Sprinkle with sugar
  • Bale until logs are firm ot the touch about 25 min
  • Place the logs on a wire rack to cool slightly
  • Reduce the oven temperature to 300F
  • Cut the logs crosswise using a serrated knife, about 1/2 inch thick
  • Place the wire rack on a baking sheet and arrange the slices on the rack
  • Bake until firm about half hour
  • Remove from the oven and let them cool down on the rack
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Have a safe holiday:-)

Hugs
Shri

28 comments:

Sushma Mallya said...

That looks very delicious,yet to try with cranberries...happy holidays to you too,merry xmas and a very happy new year to you and your family

Prathibha said...

Perfect biscotti wid those pistachios n cranberries..looking yummy...merry christmas...

Prathibha said...

Perfect biscotti wid those pistachios n cranberries..looking yummy...merry christmas...

Angie's Recipes said...

Merry X'mas!
The biscotti look very good!

BangaloreBaker said...

Nice pictures. This one is a favorite in my place too.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

That sure is delicious.

Tina said...

Yumm and crunchy crunchy biscuits...

Ambika said...

The Biscotti's look perfect!! Happy Holidays :)

Priya said...

Biscotti looks fantastic and prefect Shri..Happy holidays!

rekhas kitchen said...

Inever tried cranberry in baking very interestig recipe Shri looks so crisp...

Ramya said...

Delicious biscotti!!Looks crunchy..

Red Chillies said...

Merry christmas to you and your family Shri. Hope you are having a great time. The biscotti looks delicious.

Siri said...

..Ah! perfect recipe for Christmas..:)..Merry Christmas to you, S and V ;)

Hugs,
Siri

Malar Gandhi said...

Perfect tea time snack...love the addition of cranberries...must be very refreshing treat:)

Vaishali said...

Shri, the biscotti look divine. Very happy holidays to you and your family, and a wonderful new year!

Bergamot said...

the biscotti look really yummy.

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

That looks Amazing..Nice recipe..

Gulmohar said...

Perfect holiday treats..yummm :-)

Aparna said...

Perfect looking biscotti. I still have trouble with these! :)

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for a very Happy New Year!

Abhilash Pillai said...

They look nice but I have no oven to prepare them. :(

Anshika said...

Pistachios are low in calories. Adding them in any dish is just making the dish taste beter. Lovely creation.

Parita said...

Biscotti looks so colorful and yumm! nice color combination too :-)

Gita said...

Wow the biscottis look so perfect and awesome...Happy New Year Dear!

San!!! said...

wise combo that tempts me to try,looks so lovely.

kothiyavunu said...

Tempting and perfect biscotti!!Great combo!!

munchcrunchandsuch said...

am simply staring at the pic and drooling..awesome

Mythreyi Dilip said...

They look so scrumptious da...
Nice one, bookmarked!

Wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous New Year Shri:)

Sushma Mallya said...

Hi shri,wish you and your family a very happy & a prosperous new year filled with lots of love ,peace & happiness always

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