Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Kesar Mango and Mixed Nuts Eggless Biscotti

Mango and Mixed Nuts Biscotti These eggless and vegan Mango and Mixed Nuts Biscottis are so easy to prepare,flavoured with mango pulp, crunchy and delicious biscottis are hard to resist.
Made n Enjoyed
Hello readers,
Post by Hayley Dhanecha

Mango and Mixed Nuts Biscotti These eggless and vegan Mango and Mixed Nuts Biscottis are so easy to prepare,flavoured with mango pulp, crunchy and delicious biscottis are hard to resist.


Tomorow is the festive day of Raksha Bandhan, a festival celebrated by every Hindu all over the world, and which falls on the full moon of the Shravan month of the Hindu lunisolar calendar.  On this day, me and my baby brother ( Yash Krish ) celebrate our relationship as a brother and sister. We have always been very very close and we love each others company.

Mango and Mixed Nuts Biscotti These eggless and vegan Mango and Mixed Nuts Biscottis are so easy to prepare,flavoured with mango pulp, crunchy and delicious biscottis are hard to resist.


Mango and Mixed Nuts Biscotti These eggless and vegan Mango and Mixed Nuts Biscottis are so easy to prepare,flavoured with mango pulp, crunchy and delicious biscottis are hard to resist.

Every year it would be my mum that makes something special for raksha bandhan but this time, I thought that I would give the cooking a go and make whatever my brother wanted. I asked him what he liked and he replied "biscuits". So, instead of making him plain biscuits, I looked up a recipe for biscotti. I came across mango biscotti - and as everyone in the house is a huge fanatic for all things mango - I simply couldn't resist giving it a go. You can look at my mum's other mango dishes in the MANGO MANIA section !!

Mango and Mixed Nuts Biscotti These eggless and vegan Mango and Mixed Nuts Biscottis are so easy to prepare,flavoured with mango pulp, crunchy and delicious biscottis are hard to resist.


The biscotti came out perfect and crunchy and I know that I'm going to have to be quick to grab my share before they are all gone! :-)
I can only hope now that the hard work I put into making the biscotti will be mirrored by my brothers attempt to buy me a fantastic gift :P

Mango and Mixed Nuts Biscotti These eggless and vegan Mango and Mixed Nuts Biscottis are so easy to prepare,flavoured with mango pulp, crunchy and delicious biscottis are hard to resist.


All photos were taken at a park near our house where me and Yash, my brother, would play since we were very young, then again, neither of us can resist a quick swing every now and then!  xD

Mango and Mixed Nuts Biscotti These eggless and vegan Mango and Mixed Nuts Biscottis are so easy to prepare,flavoured with mango pulp, crunchy and delicious biscottis are hard to resist.


You will need:-
  • 4 cup Plain flour
  • 1.5 cup kesar mango pulp you can use Alphonso too or maybe fresh pulp from any ripe mangoes.
  • 1.5 cup cornmeal
  • 1.5 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sunflower oil
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cup chopped mixed nuts ( I used almonds and Pistachio - I used only 1/2 cup nuts as I can not have too many nuts )


Method:-
Pre heat oven to gas mark 4-5.
Mix plain flour, corn meal, baking powder, soda and cardamom powder in a one bowl and leave aside.
In another bowl combine mango pulp, oil, sugar and vanilla extract and whisk for 2-3 minutes or until sugar dissolves.
Now add the flour mix in a 3-4 batches and do not whisk more than 20 seconds each time. Mix everything evenly.
Add mixed chopped nuts and mix with spatula. ( Make sure you use wooden spoon for the mixing )
Leave the batter for 5-7 minutes, at this stage batter will be very sticky and thick.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, divide the batter into four equal parts and place on a flour surfaced board.
Now pat each half batter and shape them into a log around 10 inch long , 1 inch thick and 3-4 inch wide.
Place on a baking tray and bake 35-40 minutes until firmed.
Cool about 10 minutes on a wire rack, then place them onto chopping board and cut biscotti into a thin slice using serrated knife.
Place the cut biscotti on a baking tray again and bake them about 15-20 minutes or till lightly brown.
Remove them from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack.
Can be store up to 2 weeks in loosely in air tight container.
Serve with tea or coffee.
Recipe source

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21 comments:

  1. Wow lovely post hayley.Biscotti look awesome.Love the props in the photos too.

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  2. Wow beautiful clicks and nice recipe...

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  3. AWESOME!!!Dear Heyley you have done these Biscotti so perfectly...I will surely love to try these soon ..clicks are so wow!!

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  4. Awesome recipe! Love mango flavored biscottis!!

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  5. Delicious and wonderfully flavored biscottis.
    Deepa

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  6. lovely biscotti, I made eggless one very long back, adding mango is different, Nicely done Heyley, beautiful clicks...

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  7. Wow lovely dear :) :) very cute :)

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  8. wow.. biscotti looks perfect.. love it

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  9. I love Biscotti but haven't made my own. I need to try this recipe!

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  10. I love mango everything, but never thought of using it in a biscotti. Will have to make!

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  11. I love biscotti! I've got to try yours!

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  12. Love biscotti and I think these mango biscotti would be something very special. Good celebration cookie.

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  13. Mango biscotti! This is genious!!! YUM!

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  14. Haha, I hope your brother gives you a special gift because these are gorgeous!

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  15. I love food stories, and the story of your brother is very special! Of course the biscotti looks and sounds wonderful too! I too have a little brother that I adore...

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  16. Yum, cardamom and mango are such a good combination, these look great! I love fusion food, and both italian and indian are favourites here...

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  17. It looks like you had a lovely celebration and I hope your brother got you a nice gift. Mango biscotti sound wonderful. They are so great with a bit of coffee or tea.

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  18. I adore biscotti! These look fabulous too. ;-)

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  19. What a great idea to make a mango biscotti! I love anything mango too and really miss not having them easily available. Enjoy the holiday!

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  20. I too am a mango fanatic and love kesar and alphonso varieties which we can readily find imported to UK. I have never seen mango biscotti before, love the idea.

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