Pistachio & Cranberry Christmas Biscuits - Thermomix Recipes from Steph

Pistachio & Cranberry Christmas Biscuits

Recipe contributed by Maria Stuart, Chef JGL Victoria

Ingredients

80g Pistachios

100g dried cranberries

90 g raw sugar

300g pl flour

250g unsalted butter chilled and cubed

1 tsp vanilla extract

Icing sugar for dusting

Method

• Place nuts and berries in TM Bowl and pulse 3-4 times on Turbo until crushed but still texture – remove from bowl and set aside

• Place sugar in TM Bowl and pulverise for 3 seconds on speed 9

• Return nuts and berries to the TM bowl, as well as flour, butter and vanilla – mix on speed 5 for 30 seconds until a dough has formed

• Remove dough from TM bowl and divide into 3 portions- roll each of these into a sausage shape roughly diameter of 20c piece (on silicone mat is best) then wrap in greaseproof paper and chill in freezer for 20 minutes or fridge for 40 minutes.

• Pre heat oven to 170*c – (fan forced 150*c)

• After dough has chilled, unwrap and cut into rounds approx ½ cm wide – place on lined baking tray (flat one ) and bake for approx 20 minutes

• Remove from oven and rest on tray for 5 minutes dust with icing sugar then transfer to cooling rack.

• Can be dusted with extra icing sugar when cool

Notes – use best quality butter and preferably organic ingredients for outstanding taste and results.

Try using ¼ teaspoon of ground cardamom instead of vanilla extract.

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