Showing posts with label biscuits. Show all posts
Showing posts with label biscuits. Show all posts

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Almond Biscotti

almond biscotti
1 cup whole almonds skinned
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup vanilla flavoured sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs 
4 tbsp unsalted butter melted

Melt the butter in a small pan over low heat until it melts and leave it aside to cool.  

Remove the skin of the almonds by soaking it in warm water for a few minutes and it will come out easily.  Spread the almonds on a baking sheet and bake in a 350F for 5 to 10 minutes until slightly coloured, toss halfway.  Allow the almonds to cool and then chop it coarsely.

Sift the flour with baking powder and salt into a big bowl.  Stir the sugar and chopped almonds into the flour.  In a separate bowl whisk the eggs and melted butter then add it to the flour mixture.  

Use your hands and bring the ingredients together to form a dough. Turn the dough onto a floured work surface and make 2 log shapes each about 8" long.  Place the logs on a baking sheet and bake in the middle rack of a preheated 350F oven for 20 minutes.  

Remove the logs from the oven and cool slightly then transfer it to a cutting board.  Use a serrated knife and then cut the logs diagonally into 1 1/2" to 2" thick slices.  Put the biscotti on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, then flip and bake for another 5 minutes.  

Cool the biscotti on a wire rack to let it harden.  To store keep the biscotti in an airtight container for over a week.

The biscotti can also be frozen, by placing the biscotti on a baking sheet and freeze until it is solid then transfer it to a freezer bag.    

This recipe is from the DK illustrated step-by-step baking book.  I really like this book because of its detailed explanations and photographs. This book gives 80 classic recipes and has about 240 variations for these classics.  We can use the details and step-by-step photographs from the classic recipes to build on different variations.  The book covers a huge range of sweets and savouries such as tarts quiches, pies, breads, cakes, cookies, meringues, souffl├ęs and a variety of party desserts for special occasions.  

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Sago coconut cookies



Happy holidays to all of you.

1 cup sago
1 cup brown sugar *
1 cup fresh coconut grated
1 cup bread crumbs *

* Can use white sugar as well, colour of the final cookies maybe a slightly different colour
* Can use fresh or store bought bread crumbs

Mix all the ingredients by hand till it comes together. This needs a little bit of work :) so leave it a side for a little bit, wet hands or add two tablespoons of water to the mixture to make balls. Add the water only if needed, this will depend on the moisture in the breadcrumbs and coconut.


Make small balls the size of ping pong balls and press so it would be about 1/2 inch thick. Place in a greased cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes in a 300F preheated oven. Remove from the oven when it is lightly golden and leave it in the tray.

It is important to remove the cookies from the oven after 10 to 12 minutes even if it looks soft and is not brown because it will harden. Store in an airtight container, don't refrigerate.



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