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Quicker Baked Potato

Try this method for speeding up the potato baking process (for a better texture than those that you microwave). Pre-heat the oven to 400. Place the potato in boiling water for 10 minutes. Bake for 30 minutes. This will cut the cooking time in half.

 

Biscotti Di Consuolo


cookies, desserts, ethnic

2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 large egg
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup mild olive oil; or melted butter

Although these biscuits have an unhappy association, they are tender and tasty. The name refers to the time during which a bereaved family receives callers and serves them these biscotti with a glass of wine. In Campania and the Basilicata, these customs survive in out-of-the-way mountain villages that still cling to ancient traditions. Combine the flour, salt, and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Combine the egg, honey and olive oil or butter in a bowl, beat to mix, and pour into the flour mixture. Stir well to form a firm dough. Remove the dough from the bowl to a floured surface and knead well, about 2 or 3 minutes. Flour the dough lightly, wrap in plastic, and allow to rest at room temperature about 1 hour. Unwrap the dough, cut it into 12 pieces, and roll each piece into a rope about 1/4 inch in diameter x 12 inches long. Divide each rope into three pieces. Join the ends and form each piece into a figure eight, making sure that the seam lies at the midpoint of the figure eight and underneath it. Transfer the biscotti to parchment lined cookie sheets and bake them in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes, until puffed and light golden. Cool the biscotti on a rack and store in a tin between sheets of wax paper. Makes 3 dozen. Source: Great Italian Desserts From The Cookie Lady's Files. Posted on GEnie's Food & Wine RT by COOKIE-LADY [Cookie] on 9/18/93 MM by QBTOMM and Sue Woodward (S.WOODWARD/GEnie; 72772,2247/CIS; SWOODWARD/NVN)