Showing posts with label figs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label figs. Show all posts

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Fig and hazelnuts biscotti

This Italian biscuits called biscotti which means twice baked are my favorite festive bakes . Give it a go, your house will smell festive for hours, your cookie jar will be full ( not for long ) they are a real treat, perfect gift for friends and family...🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅🎅🎄🎄🎄🎄


24 biscotti 

220 gr flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon 
120 gr brown sugar
100 gr dry figs, chopped 
100 gr toasted hazelnuts
2 eggs
25 gr melted butter
zest of one orange

Sift the flour, baking powder and cinnamon into a bowl.
Add the sugar, figs and nuts.
In a jug whisk the eggs, butter and zest and pour in the flour bowl.
Stir to bring together.
Divide into two and form an even logs 4 cm wide each.
Transfer the logs to a baking tray and bake for 20 - 25 minutes on 180 C.
Let them cool down a bit and cut each log into 12 slices.
Bake them for 20 minutes on 150 C.

Friday, 29 January 2016

Леб со смокви и лешници / Bread with figs and hazelnuts

The bread I made this week is adapted from the basic recipe called  "no knead bread". I used to love this method of baking bread until I discovered the sour bread made with home made starter. As everything in life, I got bored so I started baking my bread with "biga" and I am still happy with it. Back to this bread - I absolutely love this taste, it's luxurious but simple at the same time, it's a real treat !!! Follow the recipe and have a look at the photos, it's easy peasy, everyone can make this bread !

Потребни состојки: 

350 гр бело брашно
100 гр интегрално
пола мала лажичка сув квасец
1 мала лажичка сол
350 мл млака вода
една рака приготвени лешници
една рака сецкани суви смокви

Ставете ги сите состојки во поголема стаклена здела и измешајте ги со дрвена или силиконска лажица.
Покријте ја зделата со најлонска фолија и оставете ја смесата да стои 12 - 16 часа на собна температура.
Во меѓувреме искшите ги лешниците и ставете ги во рерна да се печат на 160 степени околу 20 минути или додека не потемнат.
Оладете ги и грубо растресете ги за да им отпадне лушпата.
Ставете ги лешниците и смоквите во тестото и измешајте со лашица. 
Тестото истресете го на побрашнета крпа а потоа кренете го тестото подигнувајки ги краевите на крпата.
Ставете го тестото со крпа во подлабок сад ( може истиот сад ) да стои уште 1 до 2 часа.
Загрејте пекач со капак во рерна на 220 степени.
Кога пекачот е добро загреан, ставете го тестото внатре ( истресете го од крпата ) и печете со капак 20 минути на 220 а потоа намалете ја температурата на 180 и печете уште 20 минути.


350 gr white bread flour
100 gr wholemeal flour
1/2 tsp dry yeast 
1 tsp salt
350 ml water
1 handful roasted hazelnuts
1 handful dry and chopped figs

In a mixing bowl place all the ingredients for the bread and mix it all up using a wooden spoon or a silicon one.
Cover the bowl with plastic foil and leave it on room temperature for 12 - 16 hours.
Crush the shells of the nuts and roast the nuts for 20 min on 160 C or until they are slightly golden in colour.
Cool the nuts down, rub them gently until the peel come off.
Now, place the nuts and the figs into the dough and mix it up with a spoon.
Prepare a tea towel: sprinkle some flour onto it and tip out the dough on it.
Take the four ends of the tea towel, lift up the dough and place it back into the previous mixing bowl.
Leave the dough to rest for 1 to 2 hours.
Place a roaster with its lid in the oven and heat the oven to 220 C.
Get the hot roaster out and tip in the dough.
Place the lid back and bake the bread for 20 min on 220 C. Turn the oven down on 180 C and bake for 20 more min.