Last week marked one year since I was put on life support in ICU. It’s interesting but emotional looking back on how far I’ve come since then. The hardest part has been learning not to be so hard on myself when I don’t live up to my high expectations of myself. It’s been tough but I’m very fortunate to have a great family and support network to help me when I’m struggling with my own limitations.
The year is of course flying by and its suddenly mid May already. Our busy schedule doesn’t help matters of course as there never seems to be enough time to do all the things I’d like to do. Even when I do have some free time, my brain seems to decide I need a nap. This has of course led to an overall lack of productivity outside work. I am working on a few craft projects and some new recipes but its slow going.
So today I brought you a new old favourite. Well it’s a new take on it for me but I’ve made a couple of batches now and its been quite tasty.
Biscotti is reasonably easy and its easy enough to change around the flavours to suit your taste but today I’m going with:
Choc Pecan Biscotti
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup SR Flour
1/2 Cup Plain Flour
1/2 Cup Pecans
3/4 Cup Choc Chips
In a bowl mix together the eggs and sugar until combined.
Add the flours and mix to form a dough.
Break up the pecans and add to the dough with the choc chips.
Mix until Pecans and choc chips are well incorporated. (you may need to do this by hand)
Form the dough into a log and place on a baking tray.
Bake for 30mins or until just cooked through.
Take out of oven and cool for 15-30mins.
Reduce oven temp. to 150C.
Slice log on the diagonal into 1cm slices. (this can be tricky as the log likes to crumble especially around the chocolate and pecans).
Place individual slices (and any of the larger odd bits) onto a baking tray and bake for 15 mins.
Turn each slice over and bake for a further 15 mins.
Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Pack into air tight containers as soon as possible once they are cool to maintain their nice crunch. Leaving them out for too long (e.g. overnight) can cause them to soften.
Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee or just a snack on their own .
I hope you try it and if you do let me know how it goes. Take a picture of your batch and tag @thegammiecreative on Instagram or post it on the facebook page.
That’s all for now and hopefully next up I’ll have some tips on budgeting for my ‘Life Skills with Lilz’ series.