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Archive for July, 2012

Blueberry Nectarine Pie

I made this pie in stages. I made the fruit filling one day and then let that sit for a day while I worked on the pie crust. I was nervous about the pie crust — at one point I thought I put too much water in and was worried it wouldn’t come out. But low and behold I didn’t have too many problems. It was definitely a softer and stickier dough so it was a little difficult to roll out.

However, the pie as it baked smelled fantastic!! But we let it sit overnight (since I baked it at 9pm) to cool and set. We just cut a few pieces and this pie was excellent!!!  This is definitely a  keeper. Some of the kids didn’t like it but they aren’t really into blueberries, so I will let them pass on this one (more for me)!



Hazlenut Biscotti

I am back!! I know I have missed a couple but I am trying to get back into the full swing of things! I got married Memorial Day Weekend and then took a fabulous honeymoon, so I was a bit preoccupied so I was behind on baking.

So, I decided to make the biscotti ahead of time. The recipe looked simple enough and I had made biscotti before. I did not have any hazlenut liquor so I substituted some Bailey’s Irish Cream. I thought that the dough was a bit thin and very sticky. I had a hard time getting into chubby logs — mine were a bit flat. However, after the first bake I just cut them thicker before the second bake.

The taste is great though! I think I may take a couple and drizzle melted chocolate on them! Even the kids liked them!!  (although I think they would have preferred a softer cookie). These are definitely a hit and not real sweet. Perfect for dunking in my coffee!!