Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Biscotti di Regina

Biscotti di Regina

These are for you, Mom! When I was growing up my mother always made these cookies after the Christmas goose - they use goose fat, pure white decadence - they are super easy and very rich. You can make them with butter, but its not quite the same thing. They taste incredible and pair very nicely with a cup of coffee, hot chocolate or tea.

Biscotti di Regina (Queens Biscuits)

  • 1.5 cups all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 6 Tbs goose fat (the pure white part)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk 
  • 1 cup sesame seeds

Combine all ingredients, except milk and sesame seeds, to make a soft and crumbly dough. Gather 1 Tbs portions of dough with hands, press together into a small log. Roll logs in milk then seeds. Place on ungreased baking sheet and bake in a 350 oven for about 10 mins or until bottoms are golden. Let cool on pan about 2 mins and carefully transfer to a wire rack (cookies are fragile while warm).

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