MADISON (WKOW) -- Just in time for the Holidays, our friend Chef Kevin Appleton from VOM FASS USA stopped by Wake Up Wisconsin to help us make some festive holiday drinks.
Chef Appleton who also teaches at Madison College shared the following recipes Monday morning.
Cranberry Orange Nut Biscotti
Yields about 36 biscotti
4 large eggs
1 t. vanilla extract
Grated zest of 2 oranges
1/4 cup VOM FASS FassZination Hazelnut Oil
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1 2/3 cups (7 ounces) whole almonds, skin on
1 cup frozen whole cranberries
Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Whisk together the whole eggs, yolks, vanilla, nut oil & citrus zest and set aside.
Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix on low speed with paddle attachment just until fully mixed. Mix in egg mixture until almost completely incorporated. Add the almonds and cranberries and mix just until the dough comes together. (Try not to over mix which will crush the almonds and cranberries.
Shape the dough into 3 logs on a lightly floured surface. Place the logs about 3" apart on a baking sheet with parchment paper. You'll likely need a second baking sheet for the third log.
Bake until light golden brown, about 30 minutes. Let cool on the pans to room temperature.
Reduce the oven temperature to 275°F.
Place the logs on a cutting board and slice crosswise about 1/2 inch thick. Place the slices, cut side up, on baking sheets and return to the oven. Bake until golden brown and dry, about 30 minutes. Let cool on the pan to room temperature.
Store in an airtight container.
VOM FASS Bubbles
Top your sparkling wine with any of VOM FASS amazing liqueurs. Finish with your choice of garnish.
Tip: We recommend using one of the following liqueurs and garnishes:
VOM FASS Orangecello Liqueur with a fresh mint or basil leaf.
VOM FASS Pink Grapefruit Liqueur with a grapefruit rind twist.
VOM FASS Crème de Cassis with a blackberry or raspberry.
VOM FASS Wild Rose Liqueur with a rose petal.