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How To Bake Biscotti Like A Boss

13/08/2015 09:22 BST | Updated 24/08/2016 16:59 BST

Another week has come again, bringing with it plenty of baking-related drama on the second episode of the Great British Bake Off.

This week, contestants were asked to create the ultimate Italian sweet treat - biscotti. But for Scottish grandmother Marie Campbell, her non-uniform biscotti didn't quite cut the mustard.

Campbell, who was last week's star baker, was sent home after presenting a disappointing box of biscuits and failing to complete the technical challenge.

Judges branded her 'Russian Box' as "clumsy" and "muddled up". And the fact she forgot to turn her oven on really took the, ahem, biscuit.

For those of you who can remember to turn your oven on, here's how to make your own show-stopping biscotti.

biscotti recipe

How to make your own biscotti

You will need:

1 egg

75g unrefined caster sugar

Zest of 1 orange

120g plain gluten free flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

75g blanched almonds

60g dried cranberries


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Now you've mastered the art of simple biscotti, give this cranberry, white chocolate and pecan biscotti recipe a go...

You will need:

125g plain flour

75g caster sugar

½ tsp baking powder

Zest of 1 orange


Zest of 1 lemon


50g dried cranberries

40g pecan nuts, roughly chopped 


50g white chocolate chips

1 medium egg


1 tbsp milk

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