Pistachio Biscotti, Croquets à la pistache




I have always had a soft spot for anything crispy, crack in the tooth that smells pistachio, the bitter almond or orange blossom with my coffee or tea.

Today I propose you a simple recipe for Pistachio Biscotti and this is what I will be bringing to this Fiesta Friday, hosted by Angie.

Serves 12/14 biscotti


  • 350g of all purpose flour/plain flour
  • 70g of ground pistachios
  • 120g of caster sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 6g of baking powder
  • 90ml of sunflower oil
  • 1 egg yolk for the brush
  • Flaked almonds for decoration


  1. Line a cookie tray with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl combine  the flour, the sugar, the ground pistachios, the baking powder and the salt.
  3. Start to mix with your fingers.
  4. Add the sunflower oil and mix all the ingredients with your fingers.
  5. Lightly beat the 3 eggs and add to the mixture.
  6. Mix gently until the dough becomes firm.
  7. Preheat the oven to 180C degrees.
  8. Sprinkle with a pinch of flour a clean surface and roll the dough into a log.
  9. Flour a baking tray and transfer the log to it.
  10. Flatten with your hands and make the shape of a rectangle (35 cm length and 15 cm width).
  11. Brush the top with the egg yolk and sprinkle with the flaked almonds.
  12.  Bake for 45 minutes.
  13. Remove the tray from the oven and cut very carefully slices of 2 cm and roll it on one side.
  14. Bake for another 10 minutes.
  15. Remove again from the oven and flip the Biscottis into the other side.
  16. Bake for another 5 minutes.
  17. Remove and allow to cool.

The Biscotti are golden with a crunchy texture and  I love to dip it in hot café au lait!

PS: The recipe can easily be made by hand like today or in a stand mixer.

Store the Biscotti in a metal box, thus protecting them from moisture!

Bonne dégustation!


56 Comments Add yours

  1. Nancy says:

    Perfect timing Linda ~ I just made a latte and now you offer this delicious treat, yummy:) The pistachio biscotti with the garnish/flavor or almonds sounds perfect!

    1. Thanks Julianna 🙂 I wish we were neighbors we can have a delicious brunch with your cake and my biscotti, have a nice week-end 🙂

  2. I like Biscotti, too! The almond on the top is very pretty. 🙂

    1. Thanks 🙂 Sometimes I sprinkle with granulated sugar on the top for a nice presentation too.

  3. Bon Appetit….it is but I have no biscotti with me and I am a big time biscotti fan!! I so wish there was a tool where we could capture the feel and aroma of it and actually that could have made us more crazy…lol :).
    Love love love your biscotti!

    1. Thank you so much Sonal 🙂 If I can I will send you Biscotti immediately to share with me with a good latte… Have a lovely week-end 🙂

  4. Laura says:

    Yes! Looks delicious!

    1. Thank you Laura 🙂 Have a nice week-end.

  5. Your biscotti looks perfect! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much 🙂

  6. Lisa says:

    Lovely, Linda! You have such a talent in the kitchen. Your biscotti look wonderful 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Liza 🙂 The kitchen is my greatest passion.
      Have a great weekend!

  7. Luscious and scrumptious Linda x

    1. Thank you so much Dimple. Have a nice week-end xx

  8. Jhuls says:

    This would be so lovely with coffee or hot chocolate!! 😉

    1. I agree with you, coffee, tea or chocolate 🙂

  9. Ngan R. says:

    Biscotti are my new favorite cookies, Linda, because I can’t overbake them. I will have to try your pistachio variation soon. Happy Friday!

    1. Ngan, it is true that it is good when they are crispy. This pistachio variation is so easy to prepare, you should definitely try it. Happy Friday too 🙂

  10. chefjulianna says:

    Oh Linda! I love biscotti too! I love that crunch! My favourite with a good strong cup of coffee!

    1. Julianna, these biscotti are very crunchy and prefect with your good strong cup of coffee. Have a wonderful week-end 🙂

  11. Serena says:

    Well Linda, this is another masterpiece! I love the idea of pistachio biscotti and they look really amazing!!!!!

    1. Thank you my dear Serena 🙂 I like them with pistachio, I like them all 🙂 Have a nice week-end!

  12. Not only the adults but the kids like biscotti too, but maybe with a cup of hot chocolate – I like the pistachios as they add some nice color and flavor of course 🙂

    1. Not the biggest chocolate fan myself, but my boy’s always eat them with hot chocolate, or else dip them in a jar of Nutella 🙂 Thank you Juju and have a lovely weekend!

  13. bitsofnice says:

    Mmm pistachio biscotti! Looks good!

    1. Thank you 🙂 Good and crunchy!

  14. Patty Nguyen says:

    Love pistachios, Linda! I had two pistachio macarons after lunch today. Now I wish I had your biscotti as well!

    1. Two pistachio macarons? No biscottis for you! (Only joking, but I have been craving macarons for quite some time now). Thank you Patty and have a nice weekend 😀

      1. Patty Nguyen says:

        Linda, I have to confess. I’ve eaten four more since my comment. They are so good and I can’t help myself!

      2. You make me laugh Patty! I don’t blame you 😛

      3. Patty Nguyen says:

        I didn’t even tell my boyfriend how many I had! Just gave him the box and told him they were really good! He’ll laugh too hard if I confess. So that’s why I’m doing it online with you! 😉 I’ll just wait until he eats half a dozen then say, “Me too!”…heheh…

  15. Cteavin says:

    I love biscotti. I think it’s a toss up for me: Chocolate Chip and Biscotti.
    The photos drive home the point. I need to make biscotti! With your recipe, of course.

    1. Thank you for your kind words 🙂 You must let me know if you try it, and speaking of recipe’s I have been wanting to try your pate feuilletee recipe from the savory pies – looks so good. Have a great weekend!

      1. Cteavin says:

        It’s not proper Puff Pastry. The butter content is off by half for that. The rise is similar though. Very similar.

        Have a great weekend. Spring is in full bloom here. I hope it’s the same with you.

  16. In Florence we have something similar, but made with almonds… I love the idea to have something similar with but with pistachios! I’m sure they are amazing, perfect to be dunked!

    1. Thank you 🙂 You remind me my trip in Florence, wonderful memories and excellent almond biscotti too. Have a nice weekend 🙂

  17. saucygander says:

    Yummy! I also love baking with pistachios, almonds and orange blossom water. I still have some pistachios left (from a recipe that I’m going to post next week) so will probably be making pistachio cookies or biscotti! I wonder if I can add orange blossom water to the cookie dough… 🙂

    1. Saucy, it’s a great idea to add orange water blossom to the cookie dough a few drops make a huge difference and the flavor too 🙂 Have a nice weekend!

  18. thebrookcook says:

    Beautiful photos- and beautiful biscotti! 🙂

    1. Thank you 🙂 Have a great weekend.

  19. Jess says:

    I absolutely love biscotti! Beautiful recipe!

    1. I love Biscotti too and this recipe is easy to make 🙂

  20. Do you think rosewater will make an acceptable substitute? I still have the whole bottle pretty much. Love biscotti, Linda! Will make! 🙂

    1. Absolutely Angie, rose water with pistachio or without pistachio will give a delicate fragrance to the biscotti. Have a great, super weekend 🙂

  21. chantal says:

    I’am a huge fan of biscotti,specially to accompany tea or coffee.
    I’am also a huge fan of Magrebh Cuisine. So happy to stop by here and discover your beautiful blog.
    Il est très beau, j’adore les textes et les photos.

    1. Thank you Chantal 🙂 Merci beaucoup pour ton chaleureux commentaire.

  22. omg Linda this looks absolutely positively delicious! I so need to try making these! Feel like I need one right now! 🙂

    1. Thank you Indu 🙂 I’m sure you will love it, simple to do and crunchy. Have a lovely week!

  23. What beautiful pictures wow! And I love biscotti and your recipe is amazing I am so making this and hiding it Xx

    1. Thank you so much Maulshri, Xx

  24. chef mimi says:

    Beautiful! I love the use of ground pistachios!

    1. Thank you Mimi 🙂

  25. npiyer says:

    OoOoO…this is soooo pretty!!!! 🙂

    1. Thanks 🙂 So good and crunchy!

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