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And REC: Cornmeal Almond Biscotti. These were a hit at the class I taught Thursday. I still have
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Posted to Thread #13970 at 3:39 pm on Feb 28, 2009
dough and once-baked loaves in the refrigerator becuase I demo'ed it in stages. I'll be baking up lots of them today:
CORNMEAL ALMOND BISCOTTI
From Classic Home Desserts by Richard Sax.
Makes about 4½ dozen biscotti
1¾ cups whole unblanched almonds
½ cup (1 stick) cold lightly salted butter (or use unsalted butter with a pinch of salt
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 Tbs. anisette liqueur
1½ Tbs. anise seeds
1½ cups all-purpose flour, or as needed
½ cup cornmeal
1½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line 2 or 3 large baking sheets with parchment paper, or generously butter the baking sheets.
Scatter the almonds over another baking sheet and toast until dark-medium brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool slightly on a wire rack; leave the oven on. Chop enough of the almonds to measure ¼ cup. Set both the chopped and whole almonds aside.
Cream the butter with the sugar using an electric mixer just until combined, no longer. Add the eggs and mix until blended. Add the anisette liqueur, anise seeds, 1¼ cup of the flour, the cornmeal, baking powder, salt and all of the almonds; mix until combined and the nuts are distributed. Stir in enough of the remaining ¼ cup flour so the dough comes together and is not sticky (the dough should pull away from the sides of the bowl).
Working on the prepared baking sheets, shape the dough into 4 or 5 long logs, each about 1 inch wide and ¾ inch high.
Bake until the dough is set and beginning to turn pale gold at the edges, about 13 minutes. Remove the baking sheets to a wire rack and cool for 5 to 10 minutes; leave the oven on.
Cut the biscotti into even slices about ½ inch wide. Arrange the slices, cut sides up, on the baking sheets. Return to the oven and bake the biscotti again until very lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
Transfer the biscotti to a wire and let cool completely. Store in an airtight container. (These biscotti keep well.)
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- 13970. Well I didn't make it to Paris due to illness of DH. Postponed to April 30. So I worked on menu ... - elaine - 2:30pm on 02/28/09 (24)
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- Elaine, here is Anne Casale's Ricotta Cheescake--Diann and I need a third person to try it. [LINK] - Joe - 3:34pm on 02/28/09
- And REC: Cornmeal Almond Biscotti. These were a hit at the class I taught Thursday. I still have - Joe - 3:39pm on 02/28/09
- Wish I could help but we don't have anything like vanilla wafers here and I really want to ... - elaine - 7:03pm on 02/28/09
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- I'd like the chicken recipe please [NT] - charlie - 4:08pm on 02/28/09
- This may be it - found it in my files: [LINK] - Meryl - 4:36pm on 02/28/09
- Yes that is it. My copy posted by Evelyn of Athens (I know many... remember her so well ) states.. - elaine - 7:01pm on 02/28/09
- Some ideas: Florentines, Cannolis, Italian Love Cake, Tiramisu, Italian Shortbread With Almonds and - Meryl - 4:43pm on 02/28/09
- Error - Meant to say "Italian CREAM Cake" not "Love" Cake. [NT] - Meryl - 4:46pm on 02/28/09
- I would love the chocolate almond torte recipe. TIA NT [NT] - elaine - 7:04pm on 02/28/09
- Here ya go: Chocolate Almond Torte - Alice Medrich [LINK] - Meryl - 10:34pm on 02/28/09
- Note: The photo shows squares pieces, but the recipe uses a 9" round springform pan. [NT] - Meryl - 10:42pm on 02/28/09
- Uh - that should be "square" pieces. [NT] - Meryl - 10:42pm on 02/28/09
- Thanks - this would be great for a passover cake recipe too. NT [NT] - elaine - 4:28am on 03/01/09
- You're very welcome. If you make it, let us know how it turns out! [NT] - Meryl - 4:32am on 03/01/09
- You are getting a lot of good ideas. What I want to know is why you put ladies in quotations?? [NT] - Michael in Sarasota - 6:48pm on 02/28/09
- I am getting great ideas. I don't know myself why I put ladies in quotes... - elaine - 7:06pm on 02/28/09
- I just assumed you were catering a gathering of cross-dressers. Had I known, - Joe - 5:48am on 03/01/09
- How about some little meringue cookies? Throw in a handful of mini choc chips or something? [NT] - cheezz - 5:44am on 03/01/09
- elaine, when you have this menu finalized, please post it in T&T Menus. it sounds lovely [NT] - AngAk - 7:30pm on 03/02/09