we've made it to the halfway point! hoorah! wade reminded me last night that the actual 12 days of christmas doesn't begin until AFTER christmas. while i am determined to finish what i've started ... 30lb weight gain and all (okay slight exaggeration), i might have to take advantage of an extended deadline to januray 5th. we'll see.
so what have we enjoyed thus far? here's the recap:
today day 6 - a recipe for the coffee lover in your life: red + green biscotti
ingredients:1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 3/4 cup brown rice flour
3/4 cup potato starch
1/4 cup tapioca flour
1 tsp xanthan gum
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
4 Tbsp unsalted butter @ room temp
1 cup sugar + a little more for sprinkling
4 large eggs
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsalted chopped pistachios
1 // to prepare ... preheat oven to 375º and line a baking sheet w/ parchment paper. place your cranberries in a small bowl of boiling water and let sit until ready to use. sift together your flours and xanthum gum along w/ baking powder and salt and set aside.
2 // w/ electric mixer, cream sugar and butter on medium until fluffy. add 3 of the eggs - mixing between each addition. add the vanilla. then, lower the speed and add the flour mix. drain your cranberries & add them to the mix along w/ the pistachios.
3 // on a lightly floured surface, divide the dough in half. roll each half into a long thing log (approximately the length of your baking sheet and 2 inches wide). transfer to your prepared baking sheet and flatten a bit with the palm of your hand.
4 // in a small bowl, lightly beat the extra egg. brush beaten egg over the surface of each of your dough logs and sprinkle w/ sugar.
5 // bake for 25 minutes rotating the cookie sheet halfway through. remove the logs from the oven and reduce the oven temperature to 300º.
6 // once the logs have cooled, transfer to a cutting board and cut the logs into 1/2" thick slices. arrange them on a cookie sheet and bake for an additional 15 minutes. remove them from the oven, flip each piece and return to the oven for 15 more minutes. remove pan from oven and let cool.