Saturday, July 31, 2010

coffee treats

A friend of mine gave me a one cup bialetti espresso maker at my baby shower after Ezra was born, and it has been everything a new mother of three should have.(or mother of one, or two, or 10 for that matter.) I've been making iced coffee with it since we are in the middle of a heat wave. So delicious. Also, this homemade biscotti goes with it perfectly. Want to come over?


1/4 cup lt olive oil
3/4 cup white sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp almond extract
2 eggs
1 3/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder

Cranberries pistachios chocolate chips whatever
Preheat oven 350. Mix oil and sugar well. Add vanilla and almond extract. Beat in eggs. Mix dry ingredients well. Gradually stir into egg mixture. Mix cranberries and pistachios by hand.
Divide dough in 1/2 and form 2 logs 2" x 12" If dough is sticky wet hands with cool water.
Bake on parchment paper cookie sheet. Bake 35 minutes or til
light brown. Remove from oven and cover with kitchen towel. This helps the tops not crack, set aside for 10 minutes.
Reduce oven to 275. Cut logs on diagonal.
(Slow pressure when you are cutting makes for smooth edges) One inch thick, lay on side on the parchment paper cookie sheet again. Bake again 8 - 10 minutes until dry, cool : )


  1. Sounds lovely. I'll come over!

  2. So funny you should reply. I was thinking you should come over next week. Wee can talk about potty trainer are babies too early. :)