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Mostaccioli - Nonna's Christmas Treat



50 portion(s)


  • 1 Orange rind from 1 orange, No pith
  • 1 lemon rind from 1 lemon, No pith
  • 75 g raw sugar
  • 100 g macadamia nuts, Lightly toasted
  • 15 g baking powder
  • 50 g Milk, 1/2 MC
  • 25 g cocoa
  • 70 g shot espresso coffee, 2 small cups
  • 2 eggs
  • 500 g plain four
  • 50 g Butter
  • 50 g Vino cotto, Or Strega (liquor)
  • 100 g honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Chocolate coating

  • 150 g dark chocolate
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      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!
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Recipe's preparation

  1. Zest rinds with sugar, 10 sec, sp 10. Scrape down sides and repeat until achieve a fine zest mixture.  Set aside in bowl.

    Mill macadamia, 8 sec, sp 8.  Set aside in bowl.

    Dissolve baking powder into milk.

    Dissolve cocoa into coffee.

    Place remaining ingredients into TM bowl together with the later two solutions, followed by the zested sugar and macadamia paste.

    Mix 1 min, sp 6.  May need some help with TM spatula.  Add a little milk if pastry is too dry.  Closed lidDough mode 2 min.

    Remove pastry dough from the bowl and roll into a ball onto a lightly floured flat surface.  Roll out pastry with rolling pin to about 1/3cm thickness and cut out diamond shapes or other Christmas type shapes.  Cook in an oven set at 180 deg C for about 10 mins.

    Upon cooling, coat top of biscuits with tempered chocolate.

    Chocolate tempering:  chop chocolate, sp 8, 10 secs.  

    Temper for 3 mins, 50 deg C, sp 2


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  • Sorry for the late reply

    Submitted by ThermoMum72 on 20. November 2016 - 12:16.

    Sorry for the late reply Amanda, I usually do about 5mm thinkness.  

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  • Hello could i please just

    Submitted by amanda orsum gargula on 14. January 2015 - 10:50.

    Hello could i please just confirm that the thickness is 3mm (=1/3cm)?  thank you Amanda

    Amanda Soft

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