- 200g (7oz) caster
- 2 medium eggs
- 2 oranges, zested
- 300g (10oz) plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 100g (4oz) pecans, roughly chopped
- 85g (3½oz) dried cranberries
Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/350F/Gas 4. Line a baking tray with baking parchment.
Using an electric mixer beat together the sugar, eggs and orange zest in a bowl. Stir in the flour, baking powder, pecans and cranberries and mix into a sticky dough.
Knead the dough on a floured surface until smooth. Using floured hands divide into 2 and roll each into a 30cm (11¾in) log. Bake on the prepared tray for 30 mins until lightly golden.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 10 mins. Reduce the oven temperature to 150C/130C fan/300F/Gas 2. Cut into 1cm (½in) diagonal slices then return to the oven for 10 minutes until the cut sides turn a light golden.
A perfect Christmas gift for friends, just pop in a little gift bag and tie up with festive ribbon