4.05.2008

biscotti and tea





There's nothing better than some yummy biscotti and a good cup of tea. Two of my favorite things! I made some honey apricot biscotti yesterday. The picture is not the greatest, but they sure taste good. A little bit of brown sugar and anise extract give the perfect spice! Any other biscotti recipes to pass along? I would love to try some other kinds.









{recipe}
3 egg whites
1/4 c + 2 Tbs honey
1/2 tsp anise extract
2 c flour
2/3 c brown sugar
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
dash salt
2/3 c finely chopped dried apricots

In a small bowl, whisk together the egg whites, honey and extract. In another bowl combine remaining ingredients, except apricots. Make a well in the center and pour in egg mixture and stir until moistened. Fold in apricots.

Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray; dust with flour. Divide the dough in half and form two 12"x2" rectangles on the baking sheet. Bake at 325 for 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes.

Cut each diagonally with a serrated knife into 1/2" slices. Place cut side down on baking sheet. Bake for 7 minutes; turn over and bake 7 minutes longer or until golden brown. Store in an airtight container.

{from Light & Tasty Annual Recipes 2006}



And here's a card for you to enjoy! The image says " moose you so much." Invite someone you miss to tea and biscotti :) Enjoy your weekend!





{ingredients}
stamps: moose you
ink: chocolate chip, cameo coral
paper: chocolate chip, cameo coral, old olive
more: spiral punch, old olive ribbon

2 comments:

Stephanie said...

Wow! Biscotti! Now that's impressive. You have so much more talent than me! Hehe. I am a cooking dud. It is cool to know I have a "classy" friend who can make her own biscotti to go with her tea though! :D So...I haven't been doing much with the VSN this weekend. It's a bummer but, oh well. I just had a long list of other things I wanted to make so I had to push the VSN to the side for now. I did find out that my embrace card fits one of the vsn challenges though so maybe I will use it. Haha! By the way, I love your moose card! It is SO cute! I hope you are having a wonderful day! My hubby is finally home!

Amy said...

That does look yummy! I found your blog through Stephanie's. Good luck! I have been blogging almost a year. I am not an everyday blogger but I love to post. I am also a teacher - high school. I am from Colo. Springs and we were going to be moving back this summer but it looks like financially we have to wait another year. I'll stamp I guess to ward off the disappointment! I am adding your blog to my google reader (A great way to keep up with blogs!) and look forward to hearing more from you! Maybe between you and Stephanie I'll have some stamping friends when I finally get to Colorado next year!