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Treats on my Doorstep

Posted by teresa_mn (My Page) on
Mon, Dec 5, 11 at 18:44

It would not be the holiday season without a box of Pizelles and Biscotti from Lou! And in the box was the cutest card with dancing chubby penquins. Inside the card Lou wrote "Here is your Holiday snack!" Yeah Lou - me and 6 other people. :-)

That's okay though. The stress of my job has shaved off a few too many pounds and these treats will be put to good use.

Thank you Lou!


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RE: Treats on my Doorstep

Sweet.. any pictures?


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Teresa, Lou's Pizelles and Biscotti are just the best. I forgot to mention that he sent me some with the salt spoons. I ate everyone one of them!!! I can't make Biscotti like that. It's so tender. Mine gets hard.


RE: Treats on my Doorstep

Glad you are enjoying ( enjoyed ) the Snacks.
That is what they are for.

Dino : Tolate for Pics. I think they are gone.

If you follow the recipe you can not go wrong.
Let Steve make some for you.
Maybe that is the problem, keep him out of the kitchen while you make them. LOL


RE: Treats on my Doorstep

Congrats on your treats Teresa! Enjoy them thoroughly.

Lou, are you saying Steve distracts Karen? Sounds like fun to me!

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" Treats on my Doorstep"

Teresa, the reason you had them on your doorstep, Lou told me he couldn't get down your chimney. :-)

"---I forgot to mention that he sent me some with the salt spoons. I ate everyone one of them!!!----"

Karen, I didn't know those were eatable salt spoons. :-)


RE: Treats on my Doorstep

rob, Steve in the kitchen is a big ole mess! He is always fun though! I'll give that to him!!!

So Lou, What other flavorings can I use instead of anise, since I don't have any and would like to make it today?

I should be able to add some dried fruit and nuts to your recipe, yes?

I made Giada's Holiday Biscotti last year and it was as hard as a rock. Not tender like yours.


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I almost broke my tooth, then I remembered that he said the wood he made them out of was 130 year old maple. No wonder!!!!


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Karen - Lou's treats are the best.

diinohio - no pics yet. We see if there are any left when I get home.

dcarch - Lou could not get down the chimney because I have it blocked. I came home from work one day and a tiny red squirrel had come in thru the chimney and was terrorizing Wally & Spike.

Who knew those red squirrels could be so fierce?

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I just looked in here again, did not know all these conversations were going on.

" He is always fun though! I'll give that to him !!! "
Give what to him ???

That is what I meant. Then the Baking gets all screwed up.

Quit kidding around. You knew the Spoons were edible.

Good thing I didn't get stuck in the Chimney.
Those Red Squirrels are fierce. They chase the Grey Squirrels away for nuts I put out.

Diinohio and Karen:

Here are some Photo's

As you can see they were made different ways.

With Almonds and Cranberries,Raisens, sliced and put back into the oven to toast them.
Almond Biscotti, " Also plain with Vanilla Flavor ".

But everyone here seems to Prefer the Anise Biscotti.


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Looks delicious! please post recipe

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Here is the recipe for Pizzelles . It can be used for Biscotti also. One batch makes 2 strips in a cookie tin.
Just add more flour to make a soft dough that does not stick to your hands.

i usually make about 20 pizzelles, then mix in more flour to make the Biscotti.
Makes one strip in the cookie tin.
Good , Light, Crispy, Delicious, Mouth Watering, To kill for,

Lou's Pizzelles

3-X large eggs
1/2 cup (1 stick ) of melted butter ( not hot )
3 tablespoons of oil
1 cup of Sugar + 3 Tablespoons
4 Teasps. of Anise Extract or 1 Teasp. Anise Oil or
Try a little less first and adjust to taste
I use McCormick's Anise Extract or Anise Oil from Fante's of Phila.

1 3/4 cups of flour , add more to thicken
4 level, teaspoons of Baking Powder

Mix well, All the ingredients, except the Flour & Baking powder
Then add them and mix well. If you think the dough is
too soft add a little more flour.
I add until the batter peaks , ( a little stiff ) while mixing ,
and mix with a Tablespoon, to make a soft dough.
I use a Mellon Scoop, with a trigger release, to measure the dough. ( it holds one teaspoon )

When baking the Pizzelles pile them far away from
where you are baking.
Because they are soooo Gooood you will be eating them as you go.
This will make about 40 Pizzelles, unless didn't listen and piled them too close. Then you will have about 3 left and gained 2 lb. Save one for me.

Karen: Check your oven temperature !!!


RE: Treats on my Doorstep

Thank YOU!

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