FOR THE NEW YEAR
New Year's Cornmeal Biscotti
This recipe For New Year biscotti is pretty easy to make and does not require a lot of ingredients. It is the one to try if you have never baked biscotti before. And will add a nice touch to you New Year’s celebration.
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As for taste, these biscotti are mild. The
cinnamon and ground clover don’t overpower a glass of fine wine! Unlike
Italian Biscotti, made with anise, which has a strong black licorice type
Tips for a truly great flavor.
Don’t leave out the cinnamon or ground cloves use
the best you can find, like don’t go to the don’t go the Dollar Store for your
The freshnicity of the spice KEY in to success so
if yours have and an expiration date that has already been on the calendar the
go buy to new and through these out.
One of my personal favorites is Penney Spices. I'm
a big fan of all of their spices. And their cinnamons are fantastic!
In this Cornmeal Biscotti, ground corn is one of the main ingredients I recommend that you buy only fresh stone
ground. You can put it in a spice
grinder and grind it to fine mead for the recipe. You will reawaken the fresh
corn taste just before making the batter.
cornmeal biscotti recipe
- 1½ cups +1 teaspoons of finely ground cornmeal
- 1 1/3 cups +2 teaspoons if all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- Pinch of salt
- 2/3 cup + 1 teaspoon butter
- 2/3 cup+ 1teaspoon granulated sugar
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten
- 3 tablespoons honey warmed for glazing
- 2-3 teaspoons silver and/or gold decorating sugar
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or
silicon baking mat and set aside.
- Place one oven rack in the middle of your oven and
preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- In a medium size bowl combine flour, baking powder
and spices. Whisk the mix together thoroughly
- In large bowl cream the butter, sugar and eggs at
high speed bowl. Reduce the speed to low and add the dry ingredients and mix
until well combined Cover the bowl with plastic film and place in the refrigerator
for 30 minutes.
- Split the
dough in half and shape into two equal size logs - close to 9-12 inches
- Place logs on prepared baking sheet and flatten
the logs to bout ¾ inches.
- Brush on warm honey glaze and sprinkle with decorative sugar
- Place into oven
and bake for 22- 25 minutes, or until firm. Remove from oven and reduce heat to
325 degrees F.
- Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, and then
carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool before cutting.
- After the logs have cooled transfer to a cutting
board and cut each loaf into 1/2 inch wide diagonal slices.
- Place slices
back on the cookie sheet, on one side, return to the oven and bake for 9
- Turn cookies over, and bake for 7 to 9 minutes or
until golden and crisp.
- Remove from oven and cool completely, then store
in an airtight container (or a fancy biscotti jar).
- Tip Depending on the humidity the second baking
may take longer. You are looking to get your biscotti dried out and crunchy.
Don't skip the crunch!
- TIP: I put a marble slab in the fridge and
transfer the log to the slab to speed cooling
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Once cool and crisp, pour your self some sweet holiday wine and sit down to enjoy your very own New Year's Cornmeal Biscotti