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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My Little Friend Bakes Cranberry and Pistachio Biscotti

Hi everyone. I can't believe it's been almost 2 weeks since I last appeared on the blog. Things are just not going too well after my move to Malaysia, all my stuff are still in a mess, I am so broke, my skin in just in a horrible condition due to the weather, the internet here is so slow that it's so incredibly difficult to upload (or even the load) anything and my computer might be rejecting the move as well because for some reason it keeps hanging (which would be later attributable to the lack of memory I think). 

Please bear with me while I try to get everything in order. I might not reply as quickly to comments and upload as frequently but I will try my best!!! 

For those of you who don't know, I am an absolute internet addict. When I was in Melbourne, the first thing I do when I wake up and last thing I do before I go to bed was to go online. And now that is not really an option anymore due to the speed of the internet (or the lack thereof).. I have to do other things to occupy my time. 

So on a random afternoon, my little friend and I decided to bake some Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti. 
 And you obviously have to dress appropriately for baking. Hence the lace apron and headband while checking the recipe in our notebook.

Here are all the things that you'll need. 
  • 1/3 cup light olive oil
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2&3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2&3/4 eggs
  • 2&1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1&1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cups dried cranberries
  • 2 cups pistachio 
 First thing that you need to do is to preheat the oven to 150 degrees celsius. Then in a large mixing bowl, mix the olive oil and sugar together. When the oil and sugar are mixed well, add in vanilla and almond extract.

Beat in the eggs.

Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a separate bowl and mix well. Then slowly add it into the eggs mixture. I suggest mixing in about 1/3 at a time. 

Mix in cranberries and nuts and you'll end up with this~~~

The next step is to divide the dough into 2 equal portions and form them into 2 logs with wet hands (because the dough is going to be very sticky). Place them on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.

Bake for 35 minutes, you can tell when it's ready when the logs are light brown in colour. 

Remove from the oven and set aside to cool for approximately 10 minutes. Reduce the oven heat to 135 degrees celsius.

When the biscotti is not completely cooled (otherwise it will crack when you slice it, so cool it for a shorter time if the weather is cold), cut the logs into half inch slices and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. 

 "The knife is so heavy and big"

 "Do you I can do it?? It seems so dangerous"

"Can you do it please~~~~~"

Bake them foe another 8-10 minutes or until the biscotti are dry and you are done. 

This recipe is really simple to make and the biscotti was really amazing. My family finished everything in 2 days and requested for more!! You can store them in a airtight container for at least a week or so if they don't get eaten up right away~~

I hope you guys enjoyed this post. I can't really cook (or am not very interested in cooking), but I do enjoy baking. I just find the whole process very therapeutic~~ If you have a chance you should try this recipe out. You can substitute the cranberries and nuts with other dried fruits and nuts that you like too!!

Until next time~~ xoxo


  1. i love biscotti!! these look delicious <3

  2. Sorry to hear you're struggling to get connection Lizzo - hope you manage to get sorted soon.
    I love biscotti - I'm definitely gonna try these xoxo

  3. nice post! so funny! i like your blog so i'm following you now. follow me back, if you want.
    have a nice day. lovely greets- maren anita

  4. thank you for the comment! :)
    This biscotti looks delicious!!!! Mmm i will try to make this recipe! :D


  5. such a funny post love ya for that and will definitely try it out I love to bake cakes but never have done cookies so thanks so much for sharing this Dear u ROCK AND YOU KNOW THAT LOVE VIRGIT xxx

  6. darling, thanks so much for your lovely words! This biscotti looks delicious!!!! mmm....jummy!!


  7. Huuum! Now I'm hungry! hahaha.

    I'm following!

    Kisses, Mari.

  8. You just moved to Malaysia?! wow I bet the pictures will be amazing. I'm sorry the internet sucks, I just moved too and we didn't have internet for over a week! it about killed me haha. I'm glad you're occupying your time with baking though- good for you! looks yummy :)

  9. mmmm those look so good!

  10. Sorry to hear that your move hasn't gone very well, hope you get settled soon! That biscotti looks yummy!

    Carmen Ri.

  11. delicious! :)

  12. They look yoummy! I love the glove!

  13. cute post :)
    i am an internet addict myself, i hope things will improve over time for you... i ve never been to malaiysia before... u see, i am from greece (have you ever been to greece?)
    kisses and enjoy your cookies with your little friend

  14. thanks for your lovely comment ;)
    your blogs is pretty cool following each other? (:

    xoxo Olja

  15. So hungry now! :) xx

  16. looks good :) great and funny photos :)
    thanks for lovely comments ! :)

  17. thank you ! :)
    And I follow your blog ;)
    Hihi, Hugs !

  18. Yummy!!!They look delicious!!!Thanks for this recipe!!!

  19. Your little friend is very talented because those look unbelievable, I bet they taste as good as they look, I’m drooling all over the screen here and they look yummy! You have a lovely blog and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

    Pop Culture&Fashion Magic

  20. they look delicious! and I love the pics, the little bear is so cute and funny! ♥

  21. Awww, I was born in Malaysia too so I can totally understand what u meant by the internet and weather, probably u shud try changing an internet provider, and drink more water for ur skin! :)

    That looks really yummy btw :)


  22. This is so cute!! looks yummy :)

  23. Your little friend is so cute!^^
    And biscotti look delicious!

  24. Cute blog and pictures! Those look delicious!!

    I am a new follower : )

    xoxo Denise

  25. looks soooo yummy!!!! :)

  26. awwww how cute is this?

  27. ahhh this little guy is soooo cute!
    great recipe for biscotti.. i need to make time to cook!!

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  28. Haha your little friend is so cute. I love biscotti!

    Lots of love from Sydney,

    x Kel

    the birthday dress

  29. Thanks for your comment.
    I love biscotti.

    There's a new post online on

  30. looks super yummy! wish i had an oven.

    xx from hong kong :)

  31. omg I noticed some nice pink writings!! =] I love it =] I write soo ugly haha and those biscotti looks soo delicious!


  32. It looks so yummy! And your friend is so cute. :) Thanks for visiting my blog. Following you. xx

  33. Aww haha! These photos are so adorable! And the end result looks SO good!!

    Missing Amsie Blog

  34. answer:thank you so much for your lovely comment!!;D

  35. Amazing blog girly! LOVE this post so much - thanks for sharing this delish recipe, your biscotti looks RIDICULOUSLY yummy!

    I'm following you via google =D I'd love it if you could check out my blog as well and maybe follow? =D


  36. i love this, looks yummy! and your friend is adorable :)


  37. hey girl:) this looks too delicious.. ! yum.

  38. YUM, looks so good! all my baking attempts tend to fail...

  39. ummm looks great!


    ummm looks great!

  40. Oeh it looks so good
    and how Qute with that little animal!

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  41. Hey, I really enjoyed reading ur blog and ur photos r great.
    What do u think about following each other :)?
    visit me :)

  42. seems delicious! don't be sad, malaysia is a great place, you just have to know it better!

    wish you the best!

  43. yummy!!!

    xoxo from rome

  44. great post and such a cute blog dear! :))

    puss puss and huggs from <3 <3

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  46. words can't explain how much i loved this post. lol. thanks for sharing love. I've got a new outfit post. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear what you think. xo

  47. Nice post, I like it so much! These biscuits are so delicios!!!

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  48. I am sorry I am so late in replying to the comments but thanks for your support everyone!!


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