Thursday, May 29, 2008

Wine Biscuits with Cracked Black Pepper

Here's the recipe for those biscuits that sell in specialty shops.  Serve them alone or along side your garden salad.  Biscuits can be stored in an airtight container for up to one month.

1/2 Cup dry Red Wine
1 Cup Bread Flour
3 Tblsp.  Sugar
1 Tsp. Ground Black Pepper
1 Tsp. Minced Fresh Rosemary or Thyme Leaves
1/2 Tsp. Salt
1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
3 Tblsp. Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

*In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring wine to boil.  Continue to boil until wine is reduced by half, 2-3 minutes.  *Meanwhile, adjust oven racks to lower-middle and upper-middle position and heat oven to 325 degrees.  Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.  *Process flour,  sugar, pepper, rosemary or thyme, salt and baking powder in a food processor to combine.  *Mix wine and oil and add to dry ingredients.  Process until dough just comes together.  Turn onto a lightly floured work surface and roll to a little more than 1/8 inch thick.  Using a 1 1/2-inch cookie cutter, cut out dough rounds and place on cookie sheets.  Roll scraps once or twice more to make 3 dozen rounds.  *Bake until golden and crisp, about 30 minutes.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool. 

 Makes 3 dozen servings; 29 calories per biscuit.  The perfect recipe for losing weight and eating great!

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