Saturday, October 30, 2010

In the Kitchen with Chef!Brutus ~ Baking up a Holiday Treat!

Presenting a  Recipe for an Italian Treat For the All Hallow's Eve  Holiday

This is Chef  Brutus giving a Tutorial on 
 "Prep~Mise en Place" to QM Rose 
this past Spring:

and this was the resulting Dish:
An impromptu blend of sauteed veggies, which was served over Penne Rigate 
for luncheon. 

Brutus has been recognized by Queen Mum* as" HRH Prince Brutus, Iron Chef "
the first feline to hold that prestigious Title.

* Of Course, QM has no affiliation with The Food Network, and their Hooman Iron Chefs.
Thank you.

Today, Chef would like to share with you a Treat  
for your Hooman Companions.
This is an  Old Sicilian Recipe, a biscuit  known as
L'Ossa del Morte
or             
 "Bones of the Dead"
This is a traditional treat, actually available in Good Italian bakeries year 'round.
Queen Mum's Mum, also named Rose, (now residing at The Bridge)
used to use these cookies when QM was an infant, to help with "teething"
They are also good with wine!
           Please  DON'T OFF BY THE OVERALL PREP TIME! 
                      Just a little planning, and this recipe will yield about 30 servings!   
This particular recipe was developed by a Chef on Allrecipes.com  
by the username  of BILLSFRAN
Prep Time: 20 20 minutes ~  REST TIME: 12 HOURS! (Overnight)
Bake Time: approx. 15 minutes
Servings: Approx 30
INGREDIENTS:
1  pound confectioner's sugar
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 1/2tsp ground cloves
3 eggs, lightly beaten
Directions:
1. Sift together the sugar, flour, baking powder and cloves. Make a well in the mixture
and pour the eggs into the well. Work the eggs into the mixture, first with a fork, then with your hands, until you have a  smooth dough.
2: Line a baking sheet with foil. Roll dough into 1 inch rolls, (resembling tootsie rolls!)
and place each biscuit on the prepared baking sheet. Cover with a clean teatowel and let rest overnight.
Biscuits will spread!
3: Preheat an oven to 350F (175 degrees C)
4: Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 15 minutes.
Remove biscuits from the pan immediately as they come out of the oven or they will stick.
Cool completely on a wire rack.
And there you have it!
Chef does hope you try these for All Hallow's Eve - they will keep quite long...at least through 2nd November. (All Souls' Day.)
That is, unless your Hooman consumes with a nice bottle of Claret and looses all self-control!
(As QM has been known to do on occasion!)

Happy Halloween To You All!




2 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Wow, Chef Brutus, we're sure your Mommy is very appreciative of all your help in the kitchen, handsome boy!...Happy Halloween weekend, lovely friends...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oooh, any leftovers?