Mango, Lime and Pistachio Biscotti

Mango, Lime and Pistachio Biscotti

So the second week of GBBO is Biscuits. Not something I make that often really (I prefer cake!), though I did make fruity coconut florentines last year.

Having seen the challenges that the contestants had to face this week, Biscotti for the signature bake, Arlettes for the technical challenge and a Biscuit Box for the showstopper, I decided that biscotti would be my choice.

Mango, lime and pistachio biscotti - BakingQueen74

An Italian favourite, ideal with an espresso, they are baked twice and have a great snap to them.

From this week’s GBBO episode I learnt they should be only just set after the first bake, to prevent them burning on the second bake, and that they should not be rock hard.

Although I baked my biscotti earlier in the week and didn’t know this useful bit of information, I seem to have got away with it. My mango, lime and pistachio biscotti were rather moreish!

Mango, lime and pistachio biscotti - BakingQueen74

My biscotti are flavoured with chopped pistachio, chopped dried mango and pure lime oil. The combination works really well together, and the pistachios give the biscotti a great texture.

The citrus flavour of the lime cuts through the sweetness of the biscotti itself too.


I based my recipe on Paul Hollywood’s basic biscotti recipe from here, and adapted it using my own flavours.

My favourite of the biscotti on GBBO this week were the orange, almond and Rosemary ones that Ian made. I loved the sound of those.

Enjoy with a coffee.

Mango, lime and pistachio biscotti - BakingQueen74

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Mango, lime and pistachio biscotti



Mango, lime and pistachio biscotti

Biscotti with a tropical twist
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Course: Baking
Cuisine: European
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 7
Calories: 356kcal



  • 250 g plain flour
  • 0.5 tsp baking powder
  • 250 g caster sugar
  • 2-3 medium eggs I used 2 and a half, beaten

Mango, lime and pistachio flavouring:

  • 65 g pistachio kernels chopped
  • 40 g dried mango chopped
  • 2 tsp lime oil I used Boyajian lime oil from Kings Fine Foods


  • Preheat your oven to 140 degrees (fan).
  • Place the flour, baking powder and caster sugar in a bowl and mix.
  • Add the eggs bit by bit, mixing well after each addition. Carry on until a firm but not sticky dough is formed. You may not need to use all the eggs, I used about two and a half eggs.
  • Add the chopped pistachio, mango and lime oil and mix it well by hand until it is evenly distributed through the dough.
  • Place the dough on a floured work surface and knead it gently, then split it in half.
  • Roll each piece into a log shape, and place on a lined baking sheet, leaving a gap in between as they will spread.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, check that the logs are set, and allow to cool for about ten minutes.
  • Use a serrated knife to cut the logs into thick slices, diagonally.
  • Return the slices to your baking tray, cut side up. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, turning over half way through. Ensure the biscotti are cooked through before removing from the oven. Leave to cool.
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I’m linking up with the Great Bloggers Bakeoff 2015 with Jenny from Mummy Mishaps, hosted this week by Andrea from All you need is love and cake

I’m also entering my biscotti into my own Perfecting Patisserie linky. While they are technically not French but Italian, I think they are still suitable, and I will bend the rules so that biscotti can be entered this month! 😉
Finally, I’m linking up with CookBlogShare, hosted this week by Kerry from Kerry Cooks.
Disclosure: I was sent a set of citrus oils by Kings Fine Foods for the purpose of using the oils in a recipe, I was not compensated for this post and all views are my own.

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Ooh i really love the sound of this flavour combination, they look great too 🙂 #gbbobloggers2015

These look so good Lucy. I love biscotti and this flavour combination is really amazing. Glad the oils worked well! x

Ooh these sound wonderful! I love the sound of them as they must taste really Summery – a crunchy delight with a cuppa!

Hayley (@SnapHappyBakes)

Love the flavours you’ve added, bet they give the biscuits a fresh tropical taste! I want one! #CookBlogShare

I love the sound of these! Like a crunchy tropical party in my mouth! I would have never thought to use the flavours you did, but I love them!

have never made biscotti. These look great – love pistachio.

They look delicious and really well baked.
I baked the biscotti before the show too, as I want to post the recipe Wednesday morning. This is a little more challenging too. I have a link-up for GBBO bake along, if you want to join in.

These sound delicious! Great flavour combination


These sound delicious! Really fresh and unusual featuring some of my favourite flavours. I feel some coconut in there would be good too to add to the tropical taste 🙂

I liked the idea of using mango, surely will give it a try. 🙂

Mango, lime and pistachio!!! what an awesome flavour combination you have come up with! x

I love the combination of these flavours, they look scrummy x

What a great flavour combo! I bet they’re delicious.

These sound heavenly, all those flavours will work so well together.

Yum! I love the flavours in these. You’re so organised being on top of the GBBO action. These would woo Paul, definitely.

Mmm, these look sooo good. Certainly looks like you’ve mastered the bake – or bakes seen as they’re baked twice.
Angela x


Oh wow I love the flavours in your biscotti, I bet they made a refreshing biscotti, love this! x #GBBOBloggers2015

They look fantastic and I love the thought of mango in them

Mother Mands

Mmm…I do like the look and sound of these! 😀 I made some chocolate, orange and fig ones, but they could of done with a bit longer in the oven. I think I’ll try yours for my second attempt at biscotti 😉

i think your flavour sounds very intriguing Lucy and I for one would be happy to taste one (or two!). They are very pretty with the multi coloured specks of colour x