merlot poached pears with rosemary biscotti

by sarah hair Email

Goes great with poached pears! We had friends over tonight and made this for dessert. The biscotti was rather difficult, but it turned out that what actually happened was that my oven blew out. Twice.

Coconut Lime Biscotti

3 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons flax meal (ground flax seed)
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup shortening or margarine
zest of 1 lime
juice of 1 lime
3 tablespoons water

mix together dry ingredients, mix wet, add them together.
stir until mixed, they should be rather dry, and should roll into a big ball easily. If it needs more water to stick together, add more water or even more lime juice if desired.

break into two halves. Roll into two logs. Place onto baking sheet and flatten. Bake at 325 for about 30 minutes.

Remove from cooking sheet and let cool. Cut into 1/2 inch slices. Place slice onto baking sheet and cook again for 10 minutes on each side.

Orange Rosemary Biscotti

3 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons flax meal (ground flax seed)
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup shortening or margarine
zest of 1 orange
juice of 1 orange
3 tablespoons water

mix together dry ingredients, mix wet, add them together.
stir until mixed, they should be rather dry, and should roll into a big ball easily. If it needs more water to stick together, add more water or orange flavoring if desired.

break into two halves. Roll into two logs. Place onto baking sheet and flatten. Bake at 325 for about 30 minutes.

Remove from cooking sheet and let cool. Cut into 1/2 inch slices. Place slice onto baking sheet and cook again for 10 minutes each side.

Poached pears are just pour half a bottle of red wine with half a cup of sugar, some rosemary (about 2 inches if fresh, more if dried) some nutmeg, cinnamon stick, and a bay leaf. peel and slice the pears and remove the core by scooping. Put them into the wine and sugar mix and add water until they are covered. Boil until the pears are soft. Remove the pears, cinnamon stick, and bay leaf. Boil the remaining mix until it begins to boil over and is thick. Pour a little of the syrup onto the pears. Eat hot. Yummmmmmy.

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