Cooks in 35 minutes

You will need

  • Stand mixer or electric mixer
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Large baking sheet x 2
  • Grater
  • Baking paper


Serves 20
  • 400g strong flour
  • 400g sugar
  • 4 medium free-range eggs
  • 1 tbsp of baking powder
  • 3 tbsp of lemon zest
  • 80g sultanas
  • 80g dried dates, finely diced
  • 80g hazelnuts, roughly chopped

Preparation Method

85 minutes
  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C/Gas mark 4. Lay two baking sheets with baking paper.
  2. In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients.
  3. Whisk the butter with sugar until become smooth.
  4. Crack in the eggs one at the time, mixing as you break in each egg.
  5. Mix in dry ingredients through until well combined.
  6. Dust a clean work surface with little flour and shape the dough into 2 logs.
  7. Place the logs on a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes until golden brown.
  8. Remove logs from the oven and let them cool.
  9. Cut the logs into 1cm slices and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes until golden brown on each side.
  10. Remove from the oven and carefully transfer cantuccini on a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. Store in a sealed container.

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