My Grandmother's Mostaccioli
In my family on the 25th of November my grandmother was used to prepare the Mustaccioli, the spicy chocolate biscotti typical of the Sorrento area!
I am going to teach my students how to prepare them according to my grandma's recipe.
Christmas in Sorrento is amazing and we, at Sant'Anna have many special offers on Italian courses available all year long.
For 6 Dozen(s)For the Cookies:
1/4 cup scalded milk, cooled
1 tablespoon baking powder
3 1/2 cup flour
3 sticks butter, melted
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
4 ounces German sweet chocolate, melted
1/8 cup citron, chopped fine
1/4 cup raisins, chopped fine
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 cup sugarFor the Glaze:
4 cups confectioner's sugar
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup orange juice or Grand Marnier
1/4 teaspoon orange extract
Directions For the Cookies:
Mix melted butter & chocolates together & cool. Simmer raisins in water til plump & cool.
Beat eggs til fluffy. Add sugar gradually. Stir in butter & chocolate. Place sifted flour, baking powder & fruit in large bowl. Make a well & add egg, sugar, chocolate & butter mixture. Add milk. Mix by hand.
Dough will be tacky. Refrigerate overnight.
Pinch dough & roll out to 1 inch thick & 12 inches long. Flatten slightly. Cut on the diagonal.
Lightly grease cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 5-10 minutes until top of cookie is not moist & slightly soft.
DO NOT OVERCOOK.. Let the cookies coolFor the Glaze
Place liquid ingredients in a pan. Heat. Stir in sugar until dissolved.
Dip cookies in glaze & allow to harden.