Christmas is a celebration, it’s a happy time where family indulge and share delicious food. These classic Italian cookies are easy to prepare and make cute little treats for Christmas. I had never made biscotti before as it is not a popular treat in France and I was surprised to discover how easy they are to make! The crunchy little biscuits are low in fat (no butter, no oil) and can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks – perfect to make the pleasure lasts! The recipe comes from Weight Watchers’ cookbook ‘Takeaway at Home’ (2 ProPoints per biscotti).
|Ingredients to make the Fig and Pecan Biscotti|
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C or 160 degrees C fan-forced. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
2. Using electric beaters, beat sugar and egg in a small bowl until thick and creamy. Fold in sifted flour until just combined. Fold in rind, figs and pecans.
3. Shape mixture on a lightly floured surface into 22 cm-long log. Place log on prepared tray and flatten slightly about 2 cm thick. Bake for 20 minutes or until firm. Cool.
4. Reduce oven to 140 or 120 fan-forced. Using a serrated knife, cut the log into 5 mm-thick slices. Place slices in a single layer on same lined tray. Bake for 20 minutes or until crisp, turning once halfway through cooking. Transfer biscotti to wire racks to cool.
What is your favourite Christmas treat?