26 January 2018

Candied cherries and pistachios biscotti (Biscottis con pistachios y cerezas )

I have done Biscotti many times but I do not remember how many recipes I have published about them. 
These twice baked italian biscuits are wonderful for dunking in tea, coffe or a dessert.
This recipe with glazed cherries (or dried cherries) and pistacchios is absolutely good and delicious. I also thought that the mixture of cranberries and pistachios would also be very good.
Finally I made a dip of white chocolate to make them better but they are equally rich if you eat alone.

source : Bake from scratch


1 cup granulated sugar (200 grams)
1/2 cup unsalted butter melted and cooled
3 tablespoons brandy or cognac
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup candied cherries (or dried cherries)
1/2 cup chopped pistachios
4 large eggs (divided)
2- 3/4 cups  (344 grams) all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon water
2 tablespoons  brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon sea salt


In a large bowl, stir together granulated sugar, melted butter, brandy or cognac  and vanilla. Add candied cherries, pistachios and 3 eggs,  stirring to combine.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to sugar mixture, stirring just until combined. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 180° c (350° F)
Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface: divide in half . Using floured hands shape each dough into  long logs.
In a small bowl whisk together 1 teaspoon water and remaining egg. Brush egg  wash onto dough. Sprinkle with turbinado or brown sugar  and sea salt.
Bake until pale golden about 30  minutes.,
Carefully transfer loaf to wire racks tolet cool by 15 minutes. Using a serrated knife, cut loaf in  slices. Return to baking sheets, cute side down. Bake until golden about 15 minutes more turning slices halfway through baking.
Transfer to wire racks tolet cool completely.
Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

White chocolate drizzle

1 cup white chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vegetable shortening

Melt white chocolate chips in the microwave for 30 seconds.Mix in vegetable shortening and combine well.
Using a fork drizzle the the biscotti with white chocolate sauce.
Place in refrigerator until the chocolate becomes firm.

print recipe here

En español
Biscottis con cerezas y pistachios

1 taza de azucar granulada
1/2 taza de mantequilla derretida y enfriada
3 cucharadas de cognac o ron
1 cucharadita extracto de vainilla
1 taza de ceras confitadas o cranberries
1/2 taza de pistacchios sin sal pelados y picados
4 huevos grandes (1 para el final)
2  - 3/4 tazas de harina sin polvos de hornear
1 1/2 cucharadita polvos de hornear
1/4 cucharadita de sal
1 cucharadita de agua
2 cucharadas de azucar rubia
1/2 cucharada de sal de mar

para  baño chocolate blanco
1 taza de chocolate blanco en trozos o en chips.
1 cucharadita de manteca vegetal



  1. Leave out all the other ingredients and just give me the pistachios, please!

  2. Love Biscottis and I have lots of dried cherries from our tree this year. Into the kitchen tomorrow :-) Have a good weekend Diane

    1. Thanks Diane I love biscottis too! Have a nice weekend Diane!

  3. Amo i biscotti e questi sono meravigliosi :)
    Buoni e molto belli.
    Un bacio e buon fine settimana

    1. Grazie Danie, we love biscottis too! un abbraccio!

  4. Come adoro questi biscotti! E si conservano cosi bene per un bel po. Brava Gloria buon fine settimana!

  5. Sure quite the mixture with this one indeed at your feed.

  6. These look fabulous! I want to give these as holiday gifts! So pretty and yummy!!! xo

  7. Wonderful combo Gloria..cheers from Sydney

  8. Cherries and pistachios are such a delicious combination. I have never tried making my own biscotti. I mus remedy that this year!

  9. How yummy! Cherry and pistachio sound like a perfect combination in these twice baked cookies.

  10. adoro i biscotti, questi devono essere deliziosi!! :P buon week end baci

  11. Devono essere molto buoni, ricordano tanto i fiorentini ma con un sapore in più. Complimenti. Buon sabato. Ciao Stefania

    Tra monti, mari e gravine

  12. Oh WOW!! These look (and, I bet, taste) absolutely delicious.
    I will make some this afternoon!
    Thank you so much! :))

    Lots of Love & Big Hugs xoxoxo

  13. Gloria, We love biscotti with our coffee and this is different and great sounding combination of flavors! Thanks and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  14. The word delicious comes to mind ...
    Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Sending my good wishes

    All the best Jan

  15. I am drooling at those biscottis... looks really tempting...

  16. I have never made biscottis- but I do enjoy having them with coffee. Also, I love pistachios. Yum. Thanks for sharing. :)

  17. Oh- and I love your new cover photos. So pretty!

  18. adoro il pistacchio, questi biscotti devono essere deliziosi, un abbraccio !

  19. Adoro i pistacchi, fantastici questi dolcetti!

  20. I love biscotti! I do need to make some again. Beautiful Gloria!

  21. Excellent, Gloria! I love cherries and pistachios too so have to try this! I've only made biscotti once and it was a disaster!!! I printed the recipe and am looking forward to making them! Thanks!

  22. Candied cherries sound wonderful!

  23. I love biscotti! The cherries and pistachios are a wonderful combination. I love them with coffee. xoxo

  24. Ciao carissima! Adoro i pistacchi! Bravissima!

  25. Buonissimi questi biscotti così ricchi e golosi!!!

  26. I have a feeling it would be so delicious with my coffee right now. YUM!

  27. Devono essere buonissimi!!!

  28. Buonissimo questi biscotti così ricchi e così golosi :)

  29. Deliziosi questi biscotti. Baci Gloria


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