Italian Anise Easter Bread

It took me a few days to post this recipe, but I made this lovely, enriched, anise scented bread on Good Friday, in a lead-up to the Easter weekend festivities.  I found the recipe in The Bread Bible, and decided to give it a try.  The original recipe has you dividing the dough into three…

Lemon Ginger Miniture Biscotti

I tried out a new biscotti recipe that incorporated spelt flour alongside the usual white flour.  I would have never attempted this flour combination for biscotti, if I hadn’t come across this other recipe from a supposedly reputable source, due to the hard consistency of regular biscotti.  As it was, I should have trusted my…

Anise Brittle

Anise Brittle is one of the two brittles I made this year.  The Anise gives the brittle a lovely licorice flavor, something a little different from the more traditional peanut brittle.  I also included possible additions to the recipe for an orange anise brittle – notes for a future experiment of mine. Ingredients: 1 1/2…

Honey Rye Bread

I have set a personal goal for this upcoming fall, winter, and spring of baking all of my own bread.  It’s a challenge that will hopefully help improve my bread baking skills.  I have started out with this simple a fairly straight forward recipe for honey rye bread that was adapted from The Nordic Cook…

Honey Almond Biscotti

Honey Almond Biscotti – a delicately flavored, crunchy Italian cookie that is perfect proportioned for dunking into your coffee.  In my experience store-bought biscotti has always been hit or miss with a tendency to be cloyingly sweet and hard enough to break your teeth.  In direct contrast homemade biscotti can be crisp, crunchy, come in…