The word ‘biscotti’ comes from the fact that these are twice (‘bis’) cooked (‘cotto’), dạy làm bánh trung thu making them crunchy and perfect for dipping into vin santo or coffee.
If you don’t have vin santo, you could substitute for another dessert wine, rum or simply skip it.
MAKES ABOUT 36 BISCOTTI
125g whole almonds, chopped roughly in half
350g plain flour
200g granulated sugar
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
2 whole eggs, dạy làm bánh âu plus 1 egg yolk for glazing
30ml vin santo
1 tbsp honey
- Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C fan/gas 4.
Place the almonds on a baking tray and toast for 10 minutes in the oven, then let them cool.
- Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre and dạy làm bánh nướng crack the eggs in (reserve the extra yolk for glazing later). Add the vin santo and honey (warmed, if not runny enough) and beat the wet ingredients with a fork, slowly incorporating the dry ingredients around them until it becomes a dough.
Add the almonds and continue mixing with your hands until the dough is well combined.
- Shape the dough into thin logs, about 2cm high, 4cm wide, slightly flattened. Place on baking trays lined with baking paper, at least 5cm-8cm apart. Beat the extra egg yolk and use to brush the tops and sides of the logs.
Bake until golden, about 20-25 minutes, and take out of the oven. Turn the oven down to 130C/110C fan/gas ¾.
- When just cool enough to handle, cut the logs at a 45-degree angle, into 1.5cm slices (use a sharp, heavy kitchen knife that can easily chop through nuts).
Place the biscotti on their sides on the baking tray and return to the oven for a further 20 minutes, or until crisp and dry to the touch (but not coloured).
TIP These keep well stored in an airtight container.
You can replace the almonds with large chunks of dark chocolate. Leave the logs to cool completely before slicing and only do the second baking just before serving so you can serve the biscotti warm, dạy làm bánh lạnh with the chocolate just melting.
SZENTENDRE, Hungary, dạy làm bánh thông dụng March 1 (Reuters) – Hungarians are baking for ambulance workers across the country coping with a new surge in COVID-19 infections after the founder of an online cookery group asked a friend in the service how she could help.
“Before I could finish she said `oh we would love some cakes´,” Eszter Harmath said of the conversation that launched the nationwide movement.
“They often do rounds dressed in full protective gear and they can hardly sit down to eat in a normal way but the cakes are something they can take on the road.”
The initiative, born out of a modest kitchen in the small town of Szentendre, dạy làm bánh trung thu mirrors other efforts around the world where people have made face masks and hung them on trees or prepared hot meals for people struggling to make ends meet.
“It is not a shiny and perfect kitchen and I often cook with my son Gellert on my back,” Harmath said, her son watching eagerly as she kneaded dough for cheese scones.
Her “My Quarantine Kitchen” Facebook group now has 8,000 members, who exchange ideas and dạy làm bánh mì recipes that are not confined to baking.
“There have been some incredibly nice stories, it has been really heart-warming,” Harmath said, while also preparing cinnamon rolls for the ambulance workers, dạy làm bánh lạnh who face extra pressure in the coming days.
COVID-19 infections are expected to rise “drastically” in the next two weeks, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday when the daily tally rose to 4,668 cases, the highest this year.
“People are filled with good intentions to help but often can’t find a suitable way to do it,” Harmath said.
(Reporting by Krisztina Fenyo and Krisztina Than; editing by Philippa Fletcher)
A mum-of-two has shared her simple two-step trick to clean your reusable water bottle, and dạy làm bánh nướng you can do it using pantry staples.
Carolina McCauley, from Perth, dạy làm bánh mì said through daily use, water bottles can easily end up filled with pathogens, which can build to unhealthy levels if you keep drinking from the bottle without cleaning it.
To clean your bottle, Carolina recommends you use water and dạy làm bánh âu white vinegar.
A mum-of-two has shared her simple two-step trick to clean your re-usable water bottle, and you can do it using pantry staples (the water bottles pictured)
All you need is one cup of vinegar and some water, before soaking both the bottle and dạy làm bánh lạnh the lids for 10 minutes to clean away dirt, grime and any built-up pathogens (process pictured)
‘How to clean your bottles and make it smell fresh again,’ Carolina posted on ‘Add one cup of vinegar to the bottle, fill the rest with water and soak the lids for 10 minutes.’
You should also leave your water bottle for 10 minutes to get rid of any dirt and grime, before rinsing the bottle well to make sure any leftover vinegar has been removed.
Vinegar is a great all-natural cleaning method for killing certain germs and bacteria.
This cleaning method won’t kill all bacteria, but it is good for a quick way to give them a refresh without a bottle brush.
Vinegar is a great all-natural cleaning method for killing certain germs and bacteria, and while it won’t kill all germs, it is a great way to clean your water bottle quickly (process pictured)
Thousands who saw the clip were impressed and said they would clean their own bottle immediately.
‘Great, I needed this,’ one woman wrote.
Others suggested other homemade formulas, including bicarb soda and boiling water or lemon, which can help to remove any dirt or grime.
Previously, Carolina revealed why you need to clean out your dishwasher at least once a month with baking soda and white vinegar (pictured)
Carolina has built up a huge following on TikTok for her educational cleaning videos, covering everything from how to clean your glass and screens to why you need to clean out your dishwasher at least once a month.
‘This is my quick and easy way to clean a dishwasher,’ Carolina posted.
All you need is some baking soda and white vinegar.
To clean your machine, Carolina said you should first sprinkle some baking soda into the machine behind the bottom rack.
‘Leave the baking soda for one hour so that it absorbs fully,’ Carolina said.
Following this, set your machine to a heavy cycle, and then open it midway through the cycle and pour in two cups of white vinegar.
‘Resume the cycle until it’s complete,’ Carolina said.
You should end up with a machine that is clean and free from debris and buildup.
The reason why the trick works is because the vinegar will break down any remaining bits of food, grease, soap scum, residue, and any other leftover grime.
Meanwhile, baking soda helps to remove stains and freshen the overall smell of your machine.