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  • 100 g butter
  • 1 g saffron
  • 2 eggs
  • 140 g sugar
  • 300 g plain flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder


  • Preheat the oven to 175°C.
  • Melt the butter together with the saffron in a saucepan. While it's melting, whisk the eggs until combined and then whisk in the butter and saffron mix.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients and fold into the wet mix.
  • Form the dough into 3 long sausage shapes, pressing out the air, and put them on a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Bake them in the middle of the oven for approximately 25 minutes.
  • Take out the baking tray and lower the oven to 125°C.
  • Cut them into 1cm thick slices and put back on the tray.
  • Cook the biscotti in the middle of your oven for approximately 15 minutes until they are dry, crisp and crumbly.

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