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.

Ingredients:
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.

2 comments:

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

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  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.

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