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Taste & Create : my first time

February sounded as a good months to take part to some Blog Event, exactly two but given my long flu I had to say no to one of them. I was scared to say no even to the second one, but thanks to the patient of the organizer of Taste&Create today I post my contribution.

What an emotion receiving by mail my February partner for Taste&Create . She is Prettybaking in Israel , a very interesting blog from Israel. I had to choose one of her recepies and replicate it. Given my love for cookies I have chosen the Pistachio Dried Strawberry Icebox Cookies .

But …given the time limitation (flu and work), given ingredient limitation (flu means so much energy and time to go to my favourite food shop)…I have a bigt changed the original recipe hoping not offend anybody. Usually I follow word by word recipes, that’s really an exception, sorry.

The But and Sorry section ends here. You find below the original recipe and my changes and ingredients in grams.

In my crazy version they became : ORANGE COOKIES

1.5 cups all purpose flour 375 grams
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
150 grams butter at room temperature 200 grams
1/4 cup + 2 TBS sugar
1/2 tsp grated orange peel
1/2 cup raw shelled pistachios No pistachios at home, so 125 gr of almonds flour
1/3 cup chopped dried strawberries (or cranberries) No dried fruit, but 90 gr of candy orange
1 egg
1/4 cup brown sugar

In a mixer on medium speed mix together all ingredients until a ball forms. I mixed the ingredient with my hands.
Roll into two “logs” and refrigerate, covered in saran wrap, for at least 2 hours. No refrigeration, just one hour time before dinner
Brush with egg and coat with brown sugar.Cut with sharp knife and place on sheet lined with parchment paper. I cut cookies and given them a form by hand and then brush with egg and coat with brown sugar
Bake 15 to 18 minutes at 180 C till golden.

Result? Excellent if you like orange. My boyfriend (the so call Cavia, guinea pig) really appreciated them.

A big hug (flu free) to Doris and her Safta And sorry for the modification made at the recipe that I want to try in its original version as soon as I’m able to go to my “food provider”. Really funny that both in February have had the flu. If you want to try my Nidi di marmellata (here in englis). I suggest you my friend Serena tested version: no almond aroma but cinnamon and peaches jam.