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Biscotti all’Arancia (Orange Cookies)

Biscotti all’Arancia - Orange Cookies

Biscotti all’Arancia (Orange Cookies)

Biscotti all’Arancia are an easy to make cookie. I got the recipe from Lidia Bastianich.
Biscotti all’Arancia - Orange Cookies
  • 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup plus 1 tbsp.sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsps. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsps. orange juice
  • 2 tbsps. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. orange zest
For the glaze:
  • 2 ½ cups confectioners sugar, or as needed
  • ¼ to ½ cup orange juice, or as needed
Cream the butter and sugar – Place the room temperature butter and sugar in a bowl and force the sugar into the butter with the back of a wooden spoon until the mixture is creamy.Biscotti all’Arancia - Orange Cookies
Beat the eggs, one at a time in a separate bowl, and blend into the creamed butter.
Add the vanilla, the lemon and orange juice, and the zest and mix well.
Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a separate bowl and then mix it with the butter/egg mixture to make dough. Wrap the dough in Saran, and let rest in the refrigerator for 1 hour.Biscotti all’Arancia - Orange Cookies
Roll the dough into four logs, about 1 ½ inches in diameter and 10 to 12 inches long. Freeze the logs for 20 minutes, until firm enough to cut without losing their shape.Biscotti all’Arancia - Orange Cookies
Cut the logs into ½ inch rounds, and place on parchment-lined or buttered baking sheets. Bake about 15 minutes. Remove and let the cookies cool on a wire rack.
Glaze the cookies – Whisk the confectioners’ sugar into a bowl with the orange juice to make a smooth glaze. Dip a cookie tops in the glaze; it should stick to the cookie in a thin layer. If not, adjust the consistency of glaze with more juice or confectioners’ sugar. Dip the top of the baked cookies in the glaze, and let them dry on a wire rack.
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Annabel’s Orange Cake

Annabel’s Orange Cake


I mentioned Annabel Langbein in a previous post – Annabel’s Apple Cake. She’s come up with another easy to-do cake.  Her show, The Free Range Cook, from New Zealand, is still on PBS. Check it out. Here’s another of her recipes. She calls it Orange Lightning Cake because its so quick to make. Like her Apple Cake, it’s simple and perfect for dessert or breakfast.
Annabel Langbein

ingredients for orange cake

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( grams and centigrade converted to US equivalents)


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Grease an 9-inch-diameter cake pan and line the base with baking paper.
  2. Cut the orange into quarters, remove the seeds and whizz in a food processor until finely chopped. Dissolve baking soda in ½ cup water and add to the food processor with butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and flour. Whizz to combine. Add golden raisins and walnuts and stir with a spoon to just combine (don’t whizz them or they will break up).
  3. Pour into prepared cake tin and bake until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean (about 1 hour).sliced orange

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