Italy! The home of pizza, pasta, gelato and many, many scrummy sweet treats.
I really was spoilt for choice this week, but I decided to keep things super simple.
Seeing as I haven’t made biscuits since Australia, way back in March, I thought it would be a change and I’d also found a fab recipe for ‘Italian Breakfast Cookies’, which apparently are just the thing to dunk in to your morning latte!
Using a recipe I found on a wonderful website called ‘An Italian in my kitchen‘ I set about making these cookies:
Italian Breakfast Cookies
- 1 egg room temperature
- 80g sugar + extra for rolling
- 60g milk (remove from fridge 30 minutes before)
- 50g vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 289g plain flour + 1 tablespoon for the kneading
- pinch salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- Pre-heat oven to 180C / 160 Fan / 350F / Gas Mark 4.
- Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Combine the flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl and set aside.
- Into another bowl beat together egg and sugar until light and frothy.
- Add milk, oil and vanilla and beat well.
- Add flour mixture a little at a time and mix with a wooden spoon (do not beat).
- Remove the dough to a lightly floured flat surface and knead gently until combined. (Dough will be slightly sticky so don’t over flour.)
- Remove pieces of dough to form into oblong shapes (approximately 2-2 1/2″ x 3/4″ – 6 1/2 x 2 centimeters)
- Roll in granulated sugar and place on parchment paper lined baking sheets.
- Bake for approximately 10-15 minutes.
- Cool and enjoy!
- I used brown sugar to make the dough and rolled the biscuits in granulated sugar
- The dough does stay sticky to the touch, but not sticky enough that it sticks to your hands
- I cooked the biscuits for 15 minutes
These were super simple to make and taste rather nice. To spice them up, I might, next time, roll them in cinnamon sugar, to give them an extra bite of taste.
Enjoy the biscuits 😉
See you in Singapore.