Earl Grey Orange Biscotti

These aromatic Earl grey orange biscotti are probably one of the easiest cookies to make, literally foolproof! What’s also amazing about these Italian biscuits is that they do not require much oil, and are not overly sweet, thus not as guilty as other types of cookies. 

The biscotti are super crunchy, filled with refreshing scents of citrus and Earl Grey tea. Although they don’t look too fancy, I find them satisfying, almost addictive. If you are up for something unique, try this Earl Grey orange biscotti recipe! They are perfect holiday treats 🙂

Ingredients (makes about 12 biscotti):
  • 110-120g All purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsb baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 35g sugar (subtly sweet, may increase if you prefer sweeter biscotti)
  • 5g vegetable oil/melted butter
  • 2-3 Earl grey tea bags
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 20g almonds (kernel / sliced)
  • 30g cut mixed peel

Whisk together egg, sugar, oil, zest of orange until well blended.

Combine flour, baking powder, Earl grey tea (without the tea bags of course). Add flour mixture to egg mixture. Stir in mixed peel and almonds, combine with a spatula to form a dough.

Transfer dough to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, gather loose parts with hands. Form dough into a log of about 2 cm thickness. Bake at 165 C for 30-35 min. 

Let log cool down, then cut into 1-2 cm slices. Continue baking at 165 C for 5-10 minutes on each side until lightly toasted.

Drizzle with melted white chocolate to make beautiful ribbons, these Earl grey orange biscotti can be sweet treats for the holidays!

Ingredients for plain biscotti:
  • 110-120g all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 5g oil or melted butter
  • 35-45g sugar
  • 1/2 tsb baking powder
  • 50g nuts, dried fruits, mixed peels, chocolate chips, etc
  1. To make chocolate / espresso flavoured biscotti, simply replace 15-20g flour with cocoa powder / instant coffee
  2. Nuts: almonds are a classic, you can also use pistachio, hazelnuts, etc.
  3. Dried fruits: dried mango, apricots, raisins, cranberries, etc. Soak with white rum so that they don’t get too hard after baking

You can be creative and feel free to play with the recipe above. My personal favourite is earl grey biscotti, I love its elegant taste. But I also love dunking my coffee biscotti in coffee, and enjoying chocolate biscotti with gelato!

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(5) Comments

  1. Barbra McKenna says:

    Baking these today, Dec 31st. Need to convert weights first!

  2. Barbra G McKenna says:

    I have a question, what exactly is cut mixed peel?

    Thank you,

    1. ziqiu says:

      Hi there, cut mixed peels are sometimes called glazed mixed peels, they are basically candied lemon and orange peels. You can normally find them at the Baking ingredient section at grocery stores.

  3. Barbra G McKenna says:

    Yet another question, 5 g of melted butter?? Really? If 2 TBS are 30 grams, what is 5 grams? Is this an error?

    Thanks again,

    1. ziqiu says:

      5G of vegetable oil / melted butter is correct, I only used minimal amount of oil for this recipe. And 5g of melted butter is a little more than 1 tsb. Hope that helps!

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