Thursday, December 22, 2011

A different focus

I haven't been a very devoted blogger of late, we had our first Christmas Concert yesterday and it was a Christmas moment.  We got a reply from Santa from the North Pole and that was great too.  Still want to fire my kiln in the next week, but for now need to do Santa wrapping etc.

Here's a seasonal recipe, more to follow
Candied Fruit Biscotti

A very festive cookie for the holidays.

Servings: 36


½ cup butter

2 cups white sugar

1-1/2 teaspoons anise extract

6 egg

5 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

1-1/3 cups diced mixed candied fruit


1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Blend in eggs and anise extract. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the egg mixture. Finally, stir in the candied fruit. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.

2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Divide dough into 4 equal portions. Roll each portion into a log about 12 inches long. Place 2 logs per cookie sheet. Press down slightly and bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes.

3. Remove from the oven and let cool on the pans for about 5 minutes. Slice diagonally into ½ inch thick slices. Place the slices cut side down on the baking sheet and return to the oven for another 16 to 18 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Cool on racks and store in airtight containers.


1 comment:

Linda Starr said...

Christmas is for children, so glad Santa wrote; happy holidays to you and yours.

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