Peanut Biscotti

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Makes approx 30 slices

Also known lovingly by most of the family as 'Jugu Cake' is a wonderfully nutty biscotti, crispy as a cookie, yet crumbly as a cake and deliriously delicious. This gorgeous tea-time treat is a family favourite!

1/2 kg
(roasted then peeled and grinded roughly)
margarine, at room temperature
2 1/2 cups
all-purpose/plain flour
1 1/4 cup
granulated sugar
1 tsp.
baking powder
1/4 tsp.
baking soda
1/4 cup
(use as needed)

Mix all the ingredients (EXCEPT FOR THE MILK) together in a bowl, stir with a wooden spoon or rub together with your hands..whatever you're comfortable with. Then gradually add the milk (you might not need all of it so just add a bit at a time until the mixture reaches a soft but not watery consistency. Remember it's not supposed to be a dough, it should be a VERY THICK batter.)

Grease a tray, and shape as best as you can 3 long logs...each should be approx. 1 and a half inch wide. Don't worry they will spread out and rise up during baking to almost double the size!! Brush with egg yolk mixed with a bit of milk.

Bake at 180 C for about 20 mins or until golden and crisp. Cool on rack, then slice and serve! :)



Salaams..I tried this biscotti the other day,woow it was yummy. Jzk sister's fauzia's :) ps I love your website <3

Fauzia&#039;s Kitchen Fun's picture

Hi, no you actually need the fresh peanuts for this recipe.

hi,can i use peanutbutter instead,how many grams needed or spoons to use......

Hi i want to know peanut this recipie need with outer skin or without skin plz reply

Fauzia&#039;s Kitchen Fun's picture

Hi! As mentioned in the recipe, roast then peel the peanuts then grind them into smaller pieces.

Hey Fauzia,
Do you have any recipes for Peanut Butter Cookies?? I'd really appreciate if you did!

Fauzia&#039;s Kitchen Fun's picture

Hi, yes I do and shall be posting it soon inshaAllah. :)

hi Fauzia,,how long do these stay fresh and how are they stored? been trying ur other receipes too,, they came out great.Thanks!

Fauzia&#039;s Kitchen Fun's picture

Hi, I store these for up to a month in an airtight container refrigerated. Otherwise they can easily last a week outside the refrigerator just make sure you use an airtight container.

Salamun Alaikum, thank you for your lovely recipes. A great help in the kitchen. Wanted to ask, is there a substitute for eggs? Can I just add extra milk in place of eggs? Thank you

Fauzia&#039;s Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, thank you. I have not tried this without egg, but you could try replacing the egg with 2 tbsp of thick fresh yoghurt.

Aoa fauzia . i ve tried many of ur receipes n they turned out great .love ur site :)
wanted to ask tht i accidently powdered peanuts instead of roughly chopping them so can i use powdered peanuts instead in this receipe ?? plz reply as soon as possible !!
thanks !

Fauzia&#039;s Kitchen Fun's picture

You can, yes.

appreciate the fast reply ... thanks :)

Hi dear...I tried this peanut cake but mine came out very soft and not as crispy biscuits...what is my fault here..
And I didn't either taken out fast from oven
I took extra 15mins

Fauzia&#039;s Kitchen Fun's picture

Hi! Could be that you shaped them a bit thick, did you divide the batter/cookie dough into 3 logs? There is a simple solution to make them crisp up, although this is actually not supposed to be a crispy/crunchy cookie...more a soft chewy one. Just slice into thin layers and put on a tray, bake in a preheated oven at a very low temperature (like 150 C) for about 15 minutes then turn and bake again for another 15 minutes.

Hi dear I tried again today peanut biscuit,but I didn't understand on deviding into three logs
can u please make it brief...thanks srry for inconvenient

Fauzia&#039;s Kitchen Fun's picture

Hi, simply divide the mixture into three equal amounts and shape each one like a log.

Can v make it as a cake instead of three logs ? Do v need to make changes in temperature of the oven or the consistency of the batter if v bake it as a cake.

Fauzia&#039;s Kitchen Fun's picture

This doesn't have the right consistency for a cake, it is more of a big cookie than a cake.

Asalaam aleikum, i was asking if we should take the measurement of grinded half kilo or whole half kilo peanuts? And what is granulated sugar? Thanks

Fauzia&#039;s Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, weigh them whole, then roast/peel and roughly grind. Granulated sugar is the rough textured sugar that we use for our every day needs like in tea and so on.