biscotti

Booze Health Cookie ~News

* Love of Chocolate May Have Begun With Cacao Beer
"New archaeological findings by John S. Henderson of Cornell and Rosemary A. Joyce of the University of California, Berkeley, and colleagues push the date of the first use of cacao back to about 1100 B.C., 500 years earlier than previously known. What’s more, the researchers suggest that this early beverage was something different again — a fermented beer made from cacao pulp, not seeds."

* Citrus Juice, Vitamin C Give Staying Power To Green Tea Antioxidants
I'd like some lemon with my tea please.

* Christmas Countdown:The 40 Best Cookie Recipes For Shipping
~ that was a super-fun list to peruse (mostly very rich refined sugary goods). My list would include a variety of super-delicious, crunchy, (sturdy!) and surprisingly healthy biscotti like Chocolate Almond Bran Biscotti or Pecan Gingerbread Biscotti...

vegan biscotti...

Here's a great little resource on baking vegan biscotti,
nice sounding recipes too:
Vegan Biscotti by Debra Daniels-Zeller

(This is relevant because biscotti, aka cantuccini, are typically made with eggs.)

I'm making some today ~
ciao!

The Spice Must Flow

Greetings! Welcome to pattycake - my own personal website and blog devoted to healthy baking and other fun stuff.

Speaking of baking, this morning I concocted up a variation of one of my favorite treats: biscotti! Biscotti simply means "cookies" in Italian. The biscotti most of us are familiar with are the "twice baked" variety often served with espresso. (These are also known as cantuccini.) Baking cookies twice allows them to keep for weeks. It also gives them a nice crunchy texture that is also great for dipping in your espresso, tea, milk, or wine.

Pecan Gingerbread Biscotti

I modeled this biscotti after another wonderful thing: gingerbread. It's March and still cold out - the perfect time for baking with spice. I used a combination of whole spelt and kamut flowers, honey, molasses, spices... and a generous amount of pecans. The aroma from the baking cookies was sublime - and is still lingering.

Check out the recipe: Pecan Gingerbread Biscotti

Ciao bella.