Thursday, March 31, 2011

Gurabije, or Bosnian Biscotti

Our new Bosnian cookbook has a several recipes for "Gurabije" in the Sweets Section. The recipes are quite different from each other in both ingredients and techniques. I think the word must roughly translate as "cookie." Always on the lookout for low-fat cookies, I tried this recipe. It's not low fat (sigh; no cookie recipes ever are) but its only ingredients are nuts, flour, sugar, salt, and eggs.

I really liked them. David and Emma Lucy thought they tasted like biscotti. Eleanor said they were too hard, but she ate three of them in one sitting. The cookbook said that gurabije are often served for breakfast with tea, so we had them for breakfast too, and with our favorite cranberry/raspberry herbal tea.

Cookies for breakfast. An idea whose time has come.

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