Friday, June 26, 2015

Biscotti del Vino

Deep-fried wine cookies.

2-1/2 cups vegetable oil
2-1/2 cups red wine
2-1/2 cups water
12 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon cinnamon
additional oil for frying cookies
2 cups honey, heated

Warm wine over medium heat. Remove from heat and add oil, flour, cloves, and cinnamon. Stir in ½ cup of water. If batter is too dry, add rest of water 1 tablespoon at a time. Knead until well combined. Roll the dough into a log. Slice off 2" pieces. Imprint basket weave on top of each cookie (or use a fork). Heat oil to 375F for deep frying. Deep fry cookies, a few at a time, until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Brush cookies with warm honey. Let set.