Sunday, 10 January 2010

Biscotti Miranda

Christmas is over.
I took all the decorations down from Guinness, now happily not a Christmas Cactus anymore, got back to a bank-holiday free lifestyle. Time to put into action all those new year's good resolutions that this year I haven't even taken the bother to think about.
But if I ever made up my mind to live a healthy lifestyle and shred some pounds (or would stones be better?), well, let's say I would have crashed even before setting off.
Last Friday I went to meet lovely Miranda, the daughter of Maluni & Angelo M. There was pizza and red wine (a match made in heaven), Barbara brought a chocolate & peaches cream and I thought the best way to go was to bring the gluten-free desserts (so Vivi could eat them without running any danger).
Yep, desserts as in more than one, a chocolate apple cake and some biscuits, named after Miranda.
As she's not even 3 months old, she had to pass down the offer, so we all had to eat some of them.
Tough life.

i biscotti Miranda™

I used a recipe taken from a Christmas present ("Piccola Pasticceria") and modified it to make it not only gluten-free, but bakeable and edible as well.

250 ml single cream
150 gr sugar
200 gr rice flour
100 gr potato starch
80 gr cornflour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 pinch salt

Mix in a bowl the single cream with the sugar, the cinnamon, the baking powder and a pinch of salt. Add the rice flour, potato starch and cornflour and knead the dough to be not tough nor sticky.
Form a ball, wrap it with cling film and let it rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven at 200°C.
Roll the dough out on a floured surface (around 0,5 cm high). Cut out the biscuits with a cookie cutter and place them on a tray.
Bake for around 10 minutes, until the biscuits are golden coloured. Let them cool on a wrack and eat.


  1. Biscotti Miranda! How wonderful and how delicious. I wanted to reach into the screen and grab some for myself!

  2. Well, if you keep being snowed in, and don't have to go (or can't make it) to work, you can bake some and have a cup of tea with them.