I made these hazelnut and orange biscotti as birthday presents this week, on a day when I didn't have time to get to the shops and needed a simple recipe that I already had the ingredients for at home. So I got on the Googleweb and found this perfect recipe by Paul Hollywood. There has been talk recently of the BBC stripping back its free online recipes which, for this recipe alone, is a crying shame.
Biscotti are quick and easy to make and you only really need flour, sugar, eggs and nuts. The hazelnut and orange in this recipe is a winning pairing, as are pistachio and cherry, and chocolate and pecan which I've made before - they are such a sturdy biscuit that they can take all sorts of flavour combinations so you can pretty much add whatever you like. This recipe makes more than enough to give generously as a gift and still have plenty to snaffle away in your secret biscuit tin (just me?) for yourself.