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Old 02-28-2017, 01:54 AM   #1
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My mom makes a really good biscotti. By request, here is the recipe.

Here is my mom's recipe. It really is good.

375 degree oven greased cookie sheet

1 stick butter

1cup white sugar

3 1/4 c. all purpose flour

3 eggs

1 tablespoon baking powder

3 tablespoons Amaretto

Half bag mini chocolate chips (optional)

in a medium bowl beat together butter, eggs sugar and flavoring until well blended. Combine flour and baking powder. Stir into egg mixture to form a heavy dough.

To make handling easier. Refrigerate dough for one hour. Divide dough into two pieces. Form each piece into a roll as long as your cookie sheet. (Roll in a piece of wax paper to prevent sticking. ) Place dough onto the prepared cookie sheet and press down to 1/2 inch thickness.

Bake 25-30 minutes in preheated oven until a golden brown. Remove from the cookie sheet to a wire rack to cool. When the loaves are cool enough to handle, slice each one crosswise in 1/2 inch slices. Place slices back on cookie sheet cut side up. Bake for an additional 7-10 minutes on each side. Slices should be lightly toasted (or darker according to your preference).

Makes approx. 4 doz.


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Old 03-01-2017, 11:07 AM   #2
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My recipe is very similar to yours:

3 cups all-porpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1 cup cold unsalted butter cut into cubes
1/2 tsp salt
4 large egg yolks
1tsp vanilla essence or 1 tsp grated lemon zest
1 egg white beaten with 2 tsp water
Decorating sugar

Place the sugar, flour, butter and salt in the bowl of your food processor. Whiz until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

In a small bowl, lightly beat the egg yolks and lemon zest, then, with the motor running, add this to the dry ingredients and process until the dough forms, then remove from the machine.

Roll the dough by hand to form a long sausage, about 2 inches in diameter, or a little bit less. Then roll it in food wrap and either: freeze until required or: put into the fridge for an hour to rest and cool.

To bake: cut the sausage of dough into 1/2 inch rounds, place on baking tray, brush with beaten egg white and sprinkle with sugar. Cook in the oven for about 25 minutes at 180° Celsius. When cooked, place the biscuits to cool on a cake rack, then store in a tin with a tight-fitting lid.

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