Sunday, 8 May 2011

Fennel Biscotti

Yeah you read it right! Dried Cake!
Love love love love these there a staple at our home
They smell lovely and taste amazing but very light and crunchy usually have
these with tea. Oh my what more can u ask for?

Hmm, the recipe?

Right lets get started,

Its has the same batter as a sponge cake just a bit heavier. This will turn out to be a bit dense.

Dry Ingredients:
675g   All-Purpose Flour
2 Tbs  Fennel Seeds
1 tsp   Baking Powder
375g   Icing Sugar
2 Tbs  Custard Sugar

Liquid Ingredients:
5 Large Eggs
1 Cup  Sunflower Oil
1 tsp    Vanilla Extract

Before doing  anything preheat the oven at Gas Mark 4/350F/176C Degrees

Then beat together the oil and sugar until creamy

Beat in one Egg at a time..

Nice and fluffy!

Then add the dry ingredients in batches:

Keep beating its going to feel very dry at first and you might think oh no its ruined
but keep beating and it will come together and look like this

I usually use a 9 Inch x 13 Inch pan lined with parchment paper. Then bake it for 40 - 45 mins until golden brown.

Once it looks like this, switch oven off and let it cool completely.

Then place on a cutting board and using a serrated knife cut into blocks
Place the blocks in a baking sheet and put em under the grill for another while until there golden on all sides.

And enjoy with a lovely cuppa tea!


  1. Those look beautiful! thanks for sharing your recipe and thanks for following my blog, i really appreciate it. keep your nice recipes coming, i will be coming back to check for them. have a great day.

  2. Mimi, thank you so much for you comment it just made my day. I was looking for a saaj bread recipe for such a long time and when i found it in your blog i was over the moon. Love the recipes you post.
    Take care

  3. hey Issy, thanks for the amazing recipe you are just fab!
    it looks so yummy

  4. Heya Fatty! Thankx alot sweet gimme a shout out when you try it :D