Biscotti al rosmarino

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We made ‘biscotti al rosmarino’ at kinder this week.

We asked the children to divide into two groups for this experience. They divided into two even groups themselves. At first the groups were 5 and 10.  I was interested to see how they spontaneously started to volunteer to wait until tomorrow, until the groups were fairly even.

First they went out and collected some rosemary from the garden. The children cut up the rosemary with scissors.  They combined the ingredients, taking turns to add and stir.  Each child got a small amount of dough to roll into a ball. They pressed them down gently on the tray to flatten them.

The cooked biscuits filled our room with the scent of rosemary.

We ate some biscuits during class.  Each child had to ask  “Posso avere un biscotto al rosmarino.” We practised how to say it. They could not have a biscuit unless they asked for it in Italian.  All the children did it.

There were plenty of  biscuits. At home time, we offered a biscuit to the people who came to pick us up.  The children had to say: “Vuoi un biscotto al rosmarino?”  Most of them did that too.

And the biscuits were yum.

Recipe

Ingredients

flour               500g           

butter            250g

sugar             125g            

eggs              3                       

rosemary

Method

Melt butter. Cut rosemary fine. Combine flour and sugar, then add melted butter and eggs.  Blend into a workable dough. Form into small balls, then flatten onto a baking tray covered with baking paper.  Cook at 180° until the colour starts to change.

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One response to “Biscotti al rosmarino”

  1. Linda Tandy says :

    Che la maniera bella di imparare italiano.
    (what a lovely way to learn Italian. )

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