Friday, July 2, 2010

The Biscotti

Hello again you probably think this is a cooking blog more then quilting ,but I do allot of cooking in my home and I would like to share this recipe it is my grandmothers and as I was growing up my mom made them often . I remember dunking them in my milk.
I start by beating two cups of sugar with 2 cups of corn oil and add 5-6 eggs and beat well then I add about 5 tsp of Annis seeds . In a separate bowl I mix 8 cups of flour with about 4-5 tsp. of baking powder then add with the mixture . I then throw it on the counter and knead it adding flour until it isn't sticky anymore being care full not to add to much flour for it will become to hard. Notice the old corell dish I've had these forever. I then put them in the oven after I have divided it in 3 loafs and it looks like the photo below,I also score it with the tip of a knife to make it easier to slice after they have baked I also line the pan with wax paper ,but I used aluminum foil last night because I was out of the wax paper just a minor detail.

I bake until brown or when done ,I don't really time things I just look in the oven and I know that it is done. after slicing with a sawing motion I put flat on a pan and bake again again with the oven set on grill and be very car full not to grill to long just a couple of min. or until they get a nice brown color and then turn over and do the same and proceed until all are twice baked that is why they are called biscotti meaning twice baked.

Then let them cool, and then let the fun begin I quickly got out my milk and enjoyed they taste so good with milk ,coffee or tea I hope someone out there tries to make them they can be made with raisins,chocolate, dried fruits,almonds or any other types of nuts you can let your imagination go.

Try them you'll like them!!!

Don't they look delicious my husband kept coming in the kitchen and touching to see if they had cooled off LOL.


Angela said...

They look delicious! Wish I could try one!
Thanks for your kind words on my blog. It is great to "meet" you! Take care and stay in touch!

rena said...

Φαίνεται νόστιμο και υγιεινό,ευχαριστούμε για τη συνταγή!

BaileyGirl5 said...

Biscotti is my favorite! I'm drinking my morning coffee as I read this and my mouth is watering. If it wasn't a million degrees here today I'd start making a batch right now! These look just perfect.

Helen said...

Oh my goodness!!! I was JUST thinking earlier I needed to buy more Biscotti. Now after reading your post, I'm going to MAKE SOME!!! Yum Yum with my coffee!!!

Kris said...

Oh yum!!! I love biscotti and the one recipe I tried was awful!! I am going to give these a try!! They look super!!! Thanks for sharing!!!