Happy father's day everyone! Today I made orange pistachio biscotti for my dad because biscotti is his favorite. Orange and pistachio is not the very first thing I would think of when I say "common". Actually I was gonna make my dark orange biscotti for my dad today, but I didn't have any almonds. Improvising, I decided to pistachios. I had never tried pistachios with orange so I was very very nervous as I put in the oven. Luckily the smell made me know it was the right move, these taste amazing!
Like I said above, pistachios and orange don't seem like a common flavor combo...
but they are amazing together!
And especially good for chai. That's the way my dad likes his biscotti - dipped in chai!
Make sure you have some pistachio chunks. They can't be blended finely.
|Level: 👩🏽🍳| Serves: 4| Time: 1 hour|
2 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
zest of 2 oranges
1/4 cup unsalted butter (cubed)
1 cup blended pistachios
3 large eggs
4 Tablespoons fresh orange juice, use fresh - it makes a difference
1 Tablespoon canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a large bowl combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and zest. Cut in the butter and add in the pistachios. In a separate bowl whisk together eggs, orange juice, canola oil, and vanilla extract. Add the wet mixture into the dry and knead together until it becomes a smooth ball. Cut in half and place on a baking sheet. Pat into a 6 x 4-inch rectangles, and brush egg wash. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
After 25 minutes take out and cut 1/4-inch slices and bake for another 8 minutes.
- The Bored Baker 👩🏽🍳