Thursday, September 3, 2015

Fiori di Sicilia Lace Cookies

I recently discovered Fiori di Sicilia so I created this recipe for a cookie.

"Fiori di Sicilia is a highly fragrant citrus extract used to flavour almond fillings, marzipan and other sweet foods. Sicily has a strong Arabic history and the essence can be used in recipes instead of orange flower water. Use it very sparingly for the best flavour."

You can buy it or you can make it. Here's the recipe for Homemade Fiori di Sicilia:

Fiori di Sicilia:
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Orange Extract
1/2 tsp Lemon Extract
Mix well in a small bowl and refrigerate in a jar.
If you plan on using it in several recipes, adjust the recipe and make enough to have on hand.

Here's what you'll need:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Sheet Pan lined with Parchment Paper

1/3 C All Purpose Flour
1/2 C Almond Flour
1/8 tsp Salt
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 TBS Grated Orange Zest
5 TBS Butter
1/3 C Granulated Sugar
2 TBS Lyles Golden Syrup (this is amazing if you're not familiar with it) I use it as a replacement for any recipe calling for Corn Syrup. It's worth it!
1/4 tsp Fiori di Sicilia

In a small bowl:
All Purpose Flour
Almond Flour
Orange Zest
Whisk well.

In a medium saucepan on low heat:
Lyles Golden Syrup
Stir until the Butter melts and Sugar is completely dissolved.
Increase heat to medium.
Bring to a boil.
Remove immediately and mix in the Dry Ingredients.
Stir in the Fiori di Sicilia by hand with a Silicone Spatula.

Use a 1 1/2" Cookie Scoop and drop batter 4" apart onto the Sheet Pan. (no more than 6 cookies at a time and 4 would be better)
Bake 7 - 9 minutes, until golden brown.
Drag the Parchment Paper with the Cookies onto a rack and cool completely.

Peace in the Kitchen!

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