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Best Homemade BBQ Sauce | The Easiest Recipe!

Best Homemade BBQ Sauce | The Easiest Recipe!

 

Best Homemade BBQ Sauce.

If you love BBQ Sauce and want flavor that is tangy, flavorful, with just a hint of smoke, then Best Homemade BBQ Sauce is perfect for you!

Okay so I usually blog about pies, pastry and desserts right?  Well, that’s true, but a gal can’t live on pie alone!  So this blog is all about BBQ sauce  – my homemade BBQ sauce, so easy to do, you must try this! Tangy woodsy smoky flavour that just can’t be beat – and will make your BBQ’s the best ticket in town!

If you love BBQ Sauce and want flavor that is tangy, flavorful, with just a hint of smoke, then Best Homemade BBQ Sauce is perfect for you!

This recipe has been in the family for many years and was always ready for ribs, hamburgers, chicken, pulled pork or anything at all.  I can remember some awesome ribs at the cottage!   First the ribs would be marinated overnight in the fridge, and the marinade was full of garlic, salt, pepper, oil, vinegar – maybe a beer or two?  We would always parboil the ribs first.  Mom had a special way of having the butcher cut them as well.

I’ve found that most folks are very passionate about their BBQ Sauce!

Then the BBQ would be lit and once it was ready – trays of delicious racks of ribs would come outside, all dressed in this amazing BBQ sauce.  The cottage was a family gathering spot, for birthdays, anniversaries but usually just a hot summer weekend and you really don’t need a reason to cook up a mess a ribs do you?

So please enjoy this Best Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe, and be surprised by how quickly it becomes your family’s favorite!

 

If you love BBQ Sauce and want flavor that is tangy, flavorful, with just a hint of smoke, then Best Homemade BBQ Sauce is perfect for you!

Ingredients**

1 cup smoke flavoured BBQ sauce ( I use Kraft Hickory )

1/4 cup ketchup (your favorite)

1/4 cup molasses

4 tbsp. butter

2 tbsp. vinegar

2 tbsp. lemon juice

1 tsp. dry mustard

2 tsp. worcestershire sauce

1/2 tsp. hot pepper sauce (like Tabasco)

 

Preparation (about 10 minutes)

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer on med-low for 10 minutes

Let cool and pour into glass jars.

**You can double the recipe which is what I do and it will make two pints.

Enjoy!

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If you love BBQ Sauce and want flavor that is tangy, flavorful, with just a hint of smoke, then Best Homemade BBQ Sauce is perfect for you!

Best Homemade BBQ Sauce

 

*Republished from 2015

Homemade Ice Cream Sauce Trifecta | The Best Sundae Sauces Ever!

Homemade Ice Cream Sauce Trifecta | The Best Sundae Sauces Ever!

The only three homemade ice cream sauce recipes you will ever need.

Really!  Salted Caramel, Delicious Chocolate and Supreme Strawberry, as you can see make one awesome Banana Split!

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Or what about a Tin Roof?  That’s when you drizzle a huge slab of vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce, sprinkle with spanish skinned salted peanuts and rinse and repeat.  You have to try it!

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We have always used ice cream sauces – the ones you buy at the grocery store, but we don’t anymore!  Besides, the flavour of fresh homemade sauces just doesn’t compare with the store bought kind.  Am I right?

The only three homemade ice cream sauce recipes you will ever need. Really! Salted Caramel, Delicious Chocolate and Supreme Strawberry, as you can see make one awesome Banana Split!

Spooning that thick delicious homemade ice cream sauce onto your ice cream, pancakes, waffles, scrambled eggs – you can put it on whatever your heart desires.

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These recipes make about a 1 to 1 1/2 cups of sauce, so if you are feeding a crowd you may want to double up.

homemade ice cream sauce

It’s always nice to make a fresh batch of homemade ice cream sauce and I find each of the three sauces keep about a week to 10 days in the refrigerator.

homemade ice cream sauce

  • I’ve included the salted caramel sauce recipe again here, and you can also find it an earlier blog post, Salted Caramel Sauce.
  • The chocolate sauce comes from food.com and it’s amazing, it almost hardens on the ice cream!
  • The strawberry sauce recipe I created from one of my strawberry pie fillings, I posted about it earlier in the year on Strawberry Pie | A Little Magic Filled With Joy

Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dark brown sugar – well packed
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. almond flavoured liqueur

Directions (Prep time – about 30 minutes):

In a medium sized saucepan mix the brown sugar, butter, sea salt, and heavy cream and cook over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring often, but not vigorously.
As the caramel begins to thicken, cook for another 2 minutes
Remove from heat and add the liqueur
Return to the stove and cook for another 2 minutes
Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes
Pour into glass jars for storage
Tip: I poured the sauce into a 2 cup measuring cup and used that to pour into my little jars.
Enjoy!

Chocolate Sauce Recipe (Lee Lee’s Famous Chocolate Sauce Recipe – food.com)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2-2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup water ( more or less, as needed to make a stirable consistency)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions (prep time total – 15 minutes)

  • Combine sugar, cocoa, and salt in small saucepan.
  • Add enough water to make stirable consistency.
  • Add butter to cocoa mixture.
  • Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly.
  • Allow to boil for 1 minute, stirring.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Serve warm over ice cream.

 

Supreme Strawberry Ice Cream Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of mashed strawberries
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 4 cups of sliced strawberries
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup

Directions – total prep time about 30 minutes

  • Cook the mashed strawberries in the water, bring to a boil then strain into a measuring cup.  Add enough water to make one cup.
  • Combine the sugar, cornstarch, and juice and stir quickly, bring to a boil and then cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the strawberries.

The first time you serve these amazing homemade ice cream sauces the Crowd Will Go Wild!

Guaranteed.

 

This is The Best Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Recipe | Easy & Delicious!

This is The Best Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Recipe | Easy & Delicious!

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Recipe.  This is our Best Pumpkin Pie recipe!

Pumpkin pie season is here and while I’m not one, many folks simply can’t tolerate gluten or wheat in their diets.  My regular pumpkin pie recipe includes a heaping tablespoon of flour in it, so I wanted to create a gluten free pumpkin pie recipe that everyone could enjoy.

Not only is this amazing pie gluten free, it’s full of rich, creamy flavor.  That’s the beauty of creating homemade desserts too.  You know that you are putting real food into the recipe, not chemically laden foods.

We have several pumpkin pie recipes on the blog now so be sure to check them out!

My daughter has Celiac Disease and it is a very serious condition.  Thankfully there are many, many gluten-free alternatives today.  Gluten free is definitely mainstream.

 

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This Simple Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Recipe is not only lovely to look at – it tastes amazing.  Very rich and creamy, and made with my gluten free pie crust recipe, it’s the bomb!

The original recipe came from a label off a can of Eagle Brand Condensed Milk, and I’ve tweaked it a bit just for you .

Ingredients

one 9″ gluten-free pie crust – unbaked

one 14 oz/398ml can pumpkin (unsweetened)

1 can  Sweetened Condensed Milk

2 eggs

1 tsp cinnamon

one-half tsp ginger

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 salt

Garnish: whipped cream and pecan halves

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Directions

Preheat the oven to 425F/220C

In a large bowl combine the filling ingredients and mix well.  I use a small handheld mixer, but be careful.  Pumpkin pie filling will spray all over the place!

Next, pour the filling into the gluten free pie crust shell.  You can make your own – using gluten free flours or buy one frozen and already prepared.  There are some quality prepared pie crusts in grocery stores now!

Bake 15 minutes at 425F/220C and then reduce your oven temperature to 350F/180C and bake 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick or knife comes out clean.   Be sure not to overcook as the filling will ‘crack’ around the edges.

Finally, cool and garnish with whipped cream and pecan halves.

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This simple gluten free pumpkin pie recipe makes a beautiful dessert, safe for those who suffer from celiac disease or just can’t tolerate gluten in their diets.  Yay!!!

Make sure you place any leftovers in the refrigerator.  I find pumpkin pie will keep about a week if kept cold.

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 

This amazing Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie recipe is creamy, flavorful and tastes pretty amazing! It's such an easy recipe and whips up in a food processor in minutes! DONE! Perfect for Thanksgiving 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 8 pieces of pie
Calories: 3018 kcal
Author: Judy
Ingredients
  • 1 pie crust one 9" gluten-free - unbaked
  • 1 14 oz can pumpkin unsweetened
  • 1 can  Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 salt
  • 1 cup Whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup Pecans halves
Instructions
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425F/220C
  2. In a large bowl combine the filling ingredients and mix well.  I use a small handheld mixer, but be careful.  Pumpkin pie filling will spray all over the place!
  3. Next, pour the filling into the gluten free pie crust shell.  You can make your own - using gluten free flours or buy one frozen and already prepared.  There are some quality prepared pie crusts in grocery stores now!
  4. Bake 15 minutes at 425F/220C and then reduce your oven temperature to 350F/180C and bake 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick or knife comes out clean.   Be sure not to overcook as the filling will 'crack' around the edges.
  5. Finally, cool and garnish with whipped cream and pecan halves.
Recipe Notes

Finally, cool and garnish with whipped cream and pecan halves.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie
Amount Per Serving (0.125 g)
Calories 3018 Calories from Fat 1584
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 176g 271%
Saturated Fat 93g 465%
Cholesterol 788mg 263%
Sodium 1449mg 60%
Potassium 1934mg 55%
Total Carbohydrates 308g 103%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 217g
Protein 58g 116%
Vitamin A 102.3%
Vitamin C 14.2%
Calcium 136.1%
Iron 37.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Simple 5 layer Tomato Pie

Simple 5 layer Tomato Pie

This 5 Layer Tomato Pie is so easy and delicious, you will be making it again and again.

You know, when you have to think about what to have for dinner and you have absolutely no idea, and very little time to make something, this is IT.

This delicious tomato pie freezes really well too, so this could become a staple in your make ahead meal planning.

This is the Best 5 Layer Tomato Pie Recipe that makes up in minutes, with only 6 main ingredients plus a baked pie shell! Just like a BLT but in a pie crust, This 5 Layer Tomato Pie will become a staple in your meal planning.

 

I used vine ripened tomatoes, and think that Roma would be another good variety.  The trick is to make sure you don’t have too much watery fruit that will turn the mixture soggy.

Baking the pie crust first prevents a soggy pie crust bottom as well.

This is the Best 5 Layer Tomato Pie Recipe that makes up in minutes, with only 6 main ingredients plus a baked pie shell! Just like a BLT but in a pie crust, This 5 Layer Tomato Pie will become a staple in your meal planning.

I made the pie last weekend, and it was amazing! Do you love the fancy ribbon effect on my pie crust?

This is the Best 5 Layer Tomato Pie Recipe that makes up in minutes, with only 6 main ingredients plus a baked pie shell! Just like a BLT but in a pie crust, This 5 Layer Tomato Pie will become a staple in your meal planning.

 

The original recipe comes from my friend Jonathan, over at our Perfect Pies facebook group, so thanks to Jonathan! If you love pies and baking, this is a wonderful group to share recipes and tips and to show off your pies!

 

Ingredients

ingredients for tomato pie, tomatoes, pie crust, mayonnaise, green onions, bacon and shredded cheese on a cutting board

Deep dish pie shell baked and cooled.

3 large ripe tomatoes cut into wedges (use Roma or ‘on the vine’ that have low juice content)
3 green onions finely chopped
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese grated
1 cup mayonnaise
4 slices bacon  – cooked crisp and crumbled
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tsp. Basil
Salt & Pepper to taste
Directions

1st Layer – Tomatoes onions and spices
2nd Layer – One half cup mayonnaise spread over tomatoes
3rd Layer – Sharp cheddar cheese
4th Layer – Tomatoes onions and spices
5th Layer – One half cup mayonnaise spread over tomatoes

 

Layer the bacon and Parmesan cheese on top.

Bake your tomato pie in the bottom third of an oven at 350F degrees/175 C for 40 minutes or until it bubbles and is light brown on top.

Packed with vegetables and goodness you really don’t need anything else at all!

Enjoy!

 

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This is the Best 5 Layer Tomato Pie Recipe that makes up in minutes, with only 6 main ingredients plus a baked pie shell! Just like a BLT but in a pie crust, This 5 Layer Tomato Pie will become a staple in your meal planning.

The Best French-Canadian Traditional Tourtiere Recipe

The Best French-Canadian Traditional Tourtiere Recipe

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“How do I make a Traditional Tourtiere recipe is the #1 question I get asked for the #1 recipe on this blog!

Well traditionally a French-Canadian dish, an authentic tourtiere recipe is often served during the Holidays, like Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years, but I like to have a few of these hearty meat pies in the freezer for those days you just don’t have time to cook.

Now I know the main focus of this blog is easy family recipes, but I also have a passion for golden flaky pie crust.  And this traditional tourtiere recipe really delivers!

“How do I make a Tourtiere recipe when my schedule is jammed packed with everyone and everything else?”

 

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We even have them after a long afternoon on the golf course!  This is one meat pie recipe you will want to serve anytime, not just during the Holidays.  The blending of different meats, herbs and spices in this authentic tourtiere recipe will have your mouth watering long before the pie is ready to serve.  But be patient!  The pie crust  and delicious filling in this recipe is worth the wait.

Classic French Canadian Tourtière | Kitchen Vignettes | PBS Food

Dec 18, 2013 Tourtière is one of those decadent holiday recipes that I only make once a year. I love preparing it because it reconnects me with my French Canadian roots. It’s a traditional Québecois meat pie that combines ground pork and beef with potatoes , onions, and spices, all enveloped in a buttery pie crust.


What is in a Tourtière?  Well in addition to deliciously lean cuts of beef and pork, that are slowly simmered, I think the unique combination of Tourtiere spices that includes cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and summer savoury, provide an earthy, rich flavour.

Need a Pie Crust Recipe? No problem!  Check out my post Five Steps To Make Perfect Pie Crust. 

This traditional tourtiere recipe can be made ahead in a batch and frozen, either in the large 9.5” family size, or in an individual 4” size.  Pop the frozen Tourtière into the oven for 30-35 minutes, add a salad and presto!  A meal in minutes. Alternatively, bake the pie in a microwavable dish, and dinner can be ready quicker than that!

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An easy recipe, and perfect for beginner pie bakers.  This Tourtière recipe is based upon the Mme Jehane Benoit Tourtière recipe, so I hope you enjoy it!

Not sure what to serve with a Tourtière?  Shown here with a tart tomato relish, but you can use your imagination and add any type of side dish.  The Tourtiere is a meal unto itself, so I tend to choose lighter sides, like a tossed salad, or grilled root vegetables.

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Traditional Tourtière Recipe - French Canadian Meat Pie
Prep Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
3 hrs 15 mins
 
A traditional French-Canadian dish, Tourtière, or meat pie is usually served around the festive season. It's such a hearty meal and easy to make in batches, so batch bake several and put them in the freezer. You can pull one out and pop it in the oven one night when you are pressed for time. Just add a salad!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: French-Canadian
Keyword: traditional tourtiere
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 359 kcal
Author: Judy
Ingredients
Ingredients
  • 2 pie crust recipe uses lard, makes top and bottom crust
  • 2 lb. ground beef lean
  • 1 ½ lb. ground pork lean
  • 2 onions large, cooking
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 1 cup parsley chopped
  • 1 ½ c water filtered
  • 3 tsp summer savory dried
  • 1 tsp cinnamon ground
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats large flake
  • 1 egg yolk large
  • 3 tsp. milk
  • 1 tsp cloves ground
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan with a heavy bottom, (at least 3 quarts/litres) cook, beef, pork, chopped onion, celery, parsley, water, and all of the spices and herbs – on medium heat, until the mixture comes to a boil and the meat is broken down and looks crumbly – this will take 15-20 minutes (the meat should not be pink).  Then let the mixture simmer on low heat until the liquid is gone – this will take 50 – 60 minutes TIP: keep checking to make sure your burner isn’t set to high and overcooks the mixture.
  2. Once cooked, stir in the oats and set aside to cool.  If you didn’t have time to make your pastry you can cover the mixture and put it in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
Putting it together
  1. Put half of the meat mixture into one pie shell.  Roll out the top crust and with the edges moistened (see 5 Steps to Perfect Pie Crust!) flute the two crusts together with your fingers.  Brush the crust with a mixture of the milk and egg yolk (this will give the crust a golden glow) Cut vents in the top crust to allow steam to escape.  Repeat for the second pie.

  2. Bake in the bottom third of the oven at 400F for 35 to 45 minutes or until the crust is golden.  Let the pie stand for 5-10 minutes before serving.  It will be piping hot!  Each pie will serve 6 to 8 people.
  3. To freeze your authentic tourtiere recipe:  double wrap in aluminum foil and then place inside a zippered freezer bag to prevent freezer burn.

Recipe Notes

Tip: you can get the bottom crust ready, but leave the rolling of the top crust until you have your filling prepared. Prep time includes the chilling of the pastry dough.

Nutrition Facts
Traditional Tourtière Recipe - French Canadian Meat Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 359 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 181mg 8%
Potassium 337mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 10.9%
Vitamin C 10.8%
Calcium 6.5%
Iron 18.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

So I hope this post answered your question “How Do I Make a Traditional Tourtiere recipe?

What is your favorite meat or savory pie? Let me know if you have tried the recipe, or if you need help in any way.

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Amazing Cake Mix Biscotti To Try Right Now!

Amazing Cake Mix Biscotti To Try Right Now!

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Mark and I just returned from a glorious 14 day vacation to Italy.  It truly was the trip of a lifetime.  Florence, Rome, Tuscany with so many wonderful places in between!  One of the highlights of the trip?  An outdoor concert featuring Andrea Bocelli in his home town of Lajotica.  The concert was really outdoors in a huge field, but the sound, underneath the stars, in Italy?  Well I’m sure you get the idea.

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Another highlight of our trip was Cantucci Toscani – Italian Almond Biscotti!  We developed a real passion for these delicious little cookies.  Ok, it was close to obsession.  By the time we were ready to leave our last location, the beautiful Castello del Nero in Tavernelle val di Pesa – we were hooked!  They were bringing us two bowls at a time. 🙂

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I was determined I would have to learn to make biscotti when we returned home.  By the way, if you ever want to visit the most romantic and luxurious hotel spa in Tuscany, the Castello del Nero is it!  We would go back in a heartbeat!  An amazing facility, excellent staff and customer service and well the food makes you think you are in Heaven.  Yes, it’s that good.

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Pie Lady Bakes is all about easy dessert recipes, and while whipping up the biscotti dough takes relatively little time, I wanted to see what would happen when I used a cake mix for the base of our Cake Mix Biscotti!

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How Do You Make Cake Mix Biscotti?
A yellow cake mix, plus delicious raw unsalted almonds, butter and vanilla.  Save a little time, enjoy the convenience of a cake mix and still have that exquisite crunchy vanilla flavour. And voila! Cake Mix Biscotti was born.
Delizioso!

Mixing up the ingredients, I found the dough to be a bit sticky.  I made sure my board and hands were well floured!  But these amazing Cake Mix Biscotti baked up like a dream, and my family raved about them at a recent Brunch we had together.  And they all went home with little bags of biscotti!  Of course I kept a few back for us!  So here is my Cake Mix Biscotti recipe just for you.  And if you don’t have time to print out the recipe right now, why not Pin It for later?

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Quick Cake Mix Biscotti
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
You won't believe this amazing Italian Almond Biscotti recipe is from a cake mix! An easy dessert recipe, and oh those rave reviews!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 36 pieces
Calories: 65 kcal
Author: Judy
Ingredients
  • 1 18 oz Yellow Cake Mix 18 oz/432 gYellow Cake Mix
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup almonds whole, raw
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
  2. Pour the cake mix into a mixing bowl. Stir in sifted all purpose flour.
  3. Make a well in the centre and add the eggs, margarine and vanilla extract.
  4. With an electric beater mix on medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes until the dough does not stick to the sides of the mixing bowl. It will look and feel like play dough!
  5. On a lightly floured board, divide dough into two halves.
  6. Roll each half into a log about 1" in diameter.
  7. Roll each log gently to the edge of the board and then continue rolling it onto a lightly sprayed 11” x 15” baking sheet.
  8. Flatten the top of each cookie log until it is about 3" wide.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes.
  10. Remove baking sheet from the oven and let stand for 10 minutes.
  11. Reduce oven temperature to 325 and do not turn off.
  12. Gently slide one cookie log onto the board that you rolled out the dough on.
  13. Using a serrated knife or better still an electric carving knife, slice each log across the width into 3/4" slices.
  14. Place cookies cut side down back onto the baking sheet and return them to the oven for another 10 minutes.
  15. Remove cookies to cooling rack to cool completely.
  16. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

The crispy and hard crunch of a biscotti comes from double baking. In this recipe 20 minutes, slice and then bake another 10 minutes. These are so easy to make!

Nutrition Facts
Quick Cake Mix Biscotti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 65 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Potassium 38mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 2.1%
Calcium 1.5%
Iron 2.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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