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Biscotti Del Laggaccio (Aniseed Biscotti)

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Category: Cookies, Italian

 Ingredients List

  • -------------------------------FOR THE SPONGE-------------------------------
  • 1 pk Active dry yeast; 2 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c -Warm water
  • 3/4 c Flour;all purpose,unbleached


1/2 c Sugar
1/2 c -Water &
2 tb -Water
1/4 c Butter; unsalted, 1/2 stick
-cut into bits & softened
2 1/2 c Flour;all purpose,unbleached
1 tb Aniseed
1/2 ts -Salt

Make the sponge: In the bowl of an electric mixer proof the yeast in the
water for 5 minutes, or until the mixture is foamy. Whisk in the flour and
let the sponge stand, covered with plastic wrap, for 30 minutes or until it
is foamy.
To the sponge, add the sugar, the water and the butter and stir the
mixture until it is combined well. Add the flour, the aniseed, and the salt
and with the electric mixer fitted with the dough hook knead the dough for
3 minutes, or until it is smooth but still sticky. Transfer the dough to a
lightly oiled bowl, turning it to coat it with the oil, and let it rise,
covered tightly with plastic wrap, for 1 1/2 hours, or until it is double
in bulk.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, halve it, and with
floured hands form each piece of dough into a flattish log 15 inches long
and 2 inches wide. Transfer the logs to a buttered and floured baking sheet
and let them rise, covered with a kitchen towel, for 2 hours, or until they
are double in bulk.
Bake the logs in the middle of a preheated 350F oven for 30 minutes, or
until they are golden brown, and let them cool on the baking sheet on a
rack for 10 minutes. On a cutting board cut the logs crosswise on the
diagonal into 1 inch thick slices, arrange the biscotti, cut sides down, on
the baking sheet and bake them in the 350F oven for 10 minutes on each
side, or until they are pale golden. Transfer the biscotti to racks to cool
and store them in airtight containers. MAKES:ABOUT 30 BISCOTTI

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