"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Desserts, Sweets & Cookies & Candy > Cookies
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-14-2008, 10:51 AM   #1
Senior Cook
 
Arwen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Milan
Posts: 196
Cavallucci Christmas cookies

500 grams flour
350 grams sugar
100 grams honey
some anise seeds
100 grams dried and candied orange peel
some cinnamom powder
About 1 or 1/2 teaspoons of ammonium bicarbonate (buy it from a chemist's, or substitute double acting baking powder)

Preparation:
Begin by dissolving the honey,cinnamom and sugar in 4/5 cup of water and simmering the mixture until the syrup dripped from the spoon forms threads. Once the syrup reaches this stage stir in the remaining ingredients (knead in the bicarbonate last). The resulting dough will fairly stiff. Let it sit for a couple of hours, then roll it out into a 3/4-inch diameter cylinder. Pluck off inch-long pieces, shape them roughly into balls, flour them lightly, and put them on a lightly floured baking tin. Bake them until lightly browned in a 320-360 degree oven (160-180 F), at which point they will be dry but chewy, and let them rest for a day before serving them, with a bone-dry vinsanto or a zesty young red wine.

Enjoy it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I'll try this recipe on the 24th of December... for my parents' Christmas Eve dinner

__________________

__________________
Arwen
Arwen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2008, 10:59 AM   #2
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: N.E., Ohio
Posts: 1,644
There will be a faint smell of ammonia when you bake these cookies. It is ok. Sauer is a brand that I have but I am not sure that they make it anymore for home use.

However, do not buy product from China--melamine has been found contaminating it.
__________________

__________________
PieSusan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2008, 11:08 AM   #3
Senior Cook
 
Arwen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Milan
Posts: 196
Quote:
Originally Posted by PieSusan View Post
There will be a faint smell of ammonia when you bake these cookies. It is ok. Sauer is a brand that I have but I am not sure that they make it anymore for home use.

However, do not buy product from China--melamine has been found contaminating it.
I think I'll use baking powder... just to avoid the unpleasant smell...
__________________
Arwen
Arwen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.