Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti Recipe

Written by Mullai

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    1. Mullai

      Agenes, frankly speaking I’ve never tried this recipe with egg substitutes as I just followed this recipe from a magazine. Try using for
      1 whole egg = 2 tbsp water and 1 tbsp oil and 2 tsp baking powder. Thanks.

  1. kalpana1

    Hi Mullai, I tried so many receipes from ur site
    Each and every receipe turned out well.
    Where can i get dry cranberries..
    Thank you for ur wonderful receipes..

  2. mdeepa

    Hi mullai,

    I like your website very much…you are doing a great work….Your presentations r very tempting.And now my Q is wat if i don;’t have a parchment paper.


    1. Mullai

      Mdeepa, its not a must, you can proceed without using it. Mainly parchment is used for easy clean ups, the dough will not stick to the pan, even flow of temperature and less browning on the bottom and easily transferable. Thanks.

  3. anup

    i also tried this biscotti yesterday,the out come is so good.
    i baked little extra time it was more crisp like rusk.
    thank u so much…………..

      1. umav

        Mullai, I tried biscotti with maida and it came out well. I misunderstood tbsp with tsp and so the sugar was less but also it tasted great. Next time I shall try using all-purpose flour. Thanks for sharing this recipe and also patiently replying my previous queries.Cry

  4. Riya

    Oh Thx Mullai, Will try out and let u know… Thx for ur wonderfull,tasty receipes…. U r a great cook indeed… I wonder how do u get so many ideas and so much time and patience 2 do all these… I ADMIRE U A LOT!!!!! U ROCK!!!!

  5. Riya

    Hey Mullai,
    Wonderfull receipe,planning 2 try today….one more doubt,can i make oatmeal raisin cookie and nan-katai without butter…as u hv done this above receipe…will there b any problem…please let me know soon…I’ll give atry today…
    Thx in advance

    1. Mullai

      Riya, basic part of nan-khatai is butter, kind of butter biscuit.. and avoiding it is out of question. Oatmeal raisin can be made with substitutes but I don't have exact measures or any alternative solutions at the moment. This recipe shared above is a kind of rusk and will be slightly hard compared cookies. Do not confuse, these will turn out slightly crispier with less soft interior with use of fat like butter or vegetable fat will result in soft ones. Thanks.

  6. shan

    Mullai ma'am, done with my cashew & badam biscotti. Taste was excellent. Waiting for my hubby to taste…Also i made salt ones like rusk using ommam seeds. That is getting baked now…My 1st baking was success…Going to experiment more. Thanx for ur receipe.

  7. shan

    Mullai ma’am, going to make this now…will let you know the outcome. This is my 1st baking. Very much eager how it is going to be….

  8. Ramya Ashok

    turned out excellent mullai…i didnt hav cranberries.substituted wth some more pistachios…instead of chopping i ground them coarsely n mixed wth the dough…Yeah,while mixing eggs it was easy…when i added the dough it was bit hard and the whisk speed slowed down.but electric mixer s best to mix the dough well enough..

  9. shan

    Hello Mullai ma’am, mixing with electric mixer is a must ? B’coz i don’t have electric mixer at home. Any other way to mix. Also Hima told, even mixing with electric mixer is hard. Pls give me some alternative solution for this.

  10. mercyusha

    Made this yesterday and it came out very good. Nice recipe. Mmmmmm…. I have learned to prepare rusk at home itself. Thanks a lot. Keep rocking!!!

  11. Hima

    I made these Biscotti last weekend two times. It truned out very delicous. I substituted Cranberry with Raisins. I added two and half eggs because with two eggs the dough is very thick and it became very hard to mix the dough even with the electric mixer.

     My son loved it. This is a great evening snack. Thanks for the recipe.


    1. Mullai

      Hima, thanks for your feedback. This recipe doesn't have much fat thats the reason for the dough to look stiff. Try adding little butter, that might help too. Sorry.. some how missed your previous comment, actually there's a printer friendly format under each recipe, check if that works for you. Thanks again.

  12. Hima

    Hi Mullai, Thanks for sharing the recipes. One small request, can we have a print button on the top for printing just the receipe. Right now when we use the browser print, it is printing all the menus and advertisements on both sides of the recipe presentation. thanks Hima

  13. Riya

    I just wanted 2 know the diff b/w all purpose flour and maida..can v use maida instead of all purpose flour..
    one more doubt..b/w baking powder and baking soda
    can v use soda instead of baking powder and vice-versa..for cakes can v use baking powder than baking soda..
    Plz do let me know…


    Thanks in advance

    1. Suganswami

      I have a doubt about all purpose flour,too which is in Bhatura page.

      A google search would be of help with regard to baking powder Vs soda. I did just a couple of months b4…

      Hope, Ria, I've been answering u a lot…to a friendly person(I saw it)… 

  14. Visitor

    Everyone has been praising the presentation. Let me praise the actual recipe. I tried it today and they have come out very well. The only thing I changed was I used almonds instead of pistachios. I also added 2 teaspoons of orange zest to go with the cranberries. Delicious and butter free. What a way to start the new year. Thanks Mullai!!

    1. Mullai

      Sujatha, your combination sounds great too… may be next time i shall try it your way. Thanks for the suggestion and have a great year.

  15. Abhi Muthu


    Great dish, awesome presentation. Really great work. I love your website very much and you are doing a great work. your website is a one stop shop for all recipes. Normally people work 5 days a week, but spice indiaonline members work 365 days :))
    Hats off to your hard work and dedication.

    1. Mullai

      Thanks Manoo!! Yedho ennalla mudinjathu… Whatever strikes my mind at the moment… vera magic onnum illa. I use a 5MP camera and make use of the natural day light for my pictures. Avvalavuthan!!

  16. Radha Arvindh

    Hi Mullai..

    Eppadi tempting recipes post panni romba tempt panreenga..Romba miss panren..As time pass by I feel I might forget cooking too..Engey amma veetla kitchen kullayey pograthu ellai..Nalla sapptu sapptu enjoy pannikitu eruken..Excellent post,Mullai.


    Radha Arvindh 

    1. Mullai

      Radha, this is the time to enjoy, amma veedu vera eduthuku?? relax… lucky you.. Forget cooking??? chancesay ella.. spiceindia members vida matanga, learn as many as possible and when you get back, share them with us. This post was done in a hurry, as I had to come up with something from my side for Christmas, and you wont believe,.. this was my first try. I know you are vegetarian, but this taste just like crispy fruit bread, so try them and for sure, you would relish. Regards to your amma. Happy holidays.

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