Christmas Greetings from Tuscany

Xmas Cookies from  Ancora del Chianti B&B in Tuscany

Xmas Cookies from Ancora del Chianti – Tuscany B&B

Winter time is a busy moment at Ancora del Chianti B&B
for our young pastry chefs Spartaco and Cesare.

Here they want to share their recipe for Christmas Cookies 2014,

WITH ALL GOOD WISHES FOR
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR

                     Spartaco Cesare  the patissiers

                                 Laura Filippo, the official tasters  : )

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RECIPE for 2014 CHRISTMAS COOKIES by Spartaco and Cesare

Xmas Cookies 2014 Recipe

Xmas Cookies 2014 Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

200g Brown Sugar
180g Butter
Salt – a pinch

2 Eggs

500g Flour – sifted
Vainilla Extract
1 teaspoon Soda

100g Chocolate chips

 

 

PREPARATION:

Heat the butter and mix the ingredients following blocks and order kneading.

Xmas Cookies 2014 moulding

Xmas Cookies 2014 moulding

 

Prepare 3 rolls and make it rest in the fridge for 30 min.

Remove the dough from the fridge, knead it until easy to handle and make it flat. Then roll it out with a rolling pin.

 

Preparing cookies with Xmas moulds

Christmas cookies ready for the oven

 

 

 

 

Now….. take your favourite Xmas moulds and..have fun!

 

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Prepare a oven tray with baking paper.

Ready for the oven!

Ready for the oven!

 

 

 

 

 

Bake the cookies for 11-12 minutes, until light hazelnut coloured.

 

Resting on a wire trivet

Resting on a wire trivet

 

 

 

 

Make them rest and cool down on a wire trivet.

 

 

 

 

 

PACKAGING

Lovely and simple packaging for a gift, giveaway or placeholder on YOUR Christmas Table as in our case, the biscuits will not last for so long, I believe… : )

Original Christmas Placeholder and Giveaways

Original Christmas Placeholder and Giveaways

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See you at Ancora del Chianti B&B from March 2015!

Relaxing Afternoon at Ancora del Chianti

Relaxing Afternoon admiring Tuscan hills at Ancora del Chianti

Laura and Filippo are waiting for you with pleasure starting from March 2015!

We thank all our guests and friends for sharing their holidays with us this year.
Meet them on our FB page and read here their reports.

We wish you all a colourful autumn and hope to welcome you (again) next year!

ARRIVEDERCI A TUTTI!

Ancora B&B wins TA Certificate of Excellence 2014

 

Thanks to our guests’ review, we are proud to announce that
Ancora del Chianti B&B and the staff win Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014.

Can’t wait to show the plate in the new reception…coming soon!

Trip Advisor Review: “C’ho lasciato il cuore”

Cistus in Ancora del Chianti B&B Garden

Cistus in Ancora del Chianti B&B Garden

Here the review in Italian left by Laura and Simone, Italy, our guests at Ancora del Chianti B&B in May 2014:

“Io non ho mai scritto recensioni sulle varie esperienze che ho avuto , ma stavolta devo assolutamente scrivere che in quel posto, tra quegli ulivi e viti e in mezzo a tutte quei fiori e i loro profumi ho lasciato il cuore! Bellissimo semplicemente bellissimo poi Laura,la padrona di casa, e’ fantastica, ti sa accogliere e coccolare durante tutta la vacanza in modo unico e sempre con un sorriso sul viso e tantissimi consigli utili per vivere al meglio la tua vacanza in quel territorio, mi ha stupito anche il modo in cui sa Intrattenere i clienti stranieri dialogando con loro molto spontaneamente! Vi dico solo che andar via e’ stata dura..si stava veramente troppo bene, in tutto e per tutto! Ne approfitto per mandargli un abbraccio grande da noi..Simone e Laura e speriamo di tornare presto!”

Grazie Simone e Laura per le vostre parole che trasmettono tutto il vostro entusiasmo per i giorni trascorsi all’ Ancora del Chianti. Sono felice che il nostro sogno sia diventato anche il vostro: un ambiente curato circondato da vigne e olivi dove i fiori del giardino deliziano tutti con i loro colori e i loro profumi e dove l’ambiente invita al “dolce far niente”. Ricordo quando siete arrivati con la lista delle visite da fare e poi….. avete preferito prima fare una passeggiata tra le vigne e poi rilassarvi sulle amache in giardino a guardare le nuvole bianche passare veloci incrociando le traiettorie degli uccelli in volo. Voi siete rimasti stupiti e soddisfatti di questo improvviso cambio di programma e noi contenti che tutto ciò sia potuto accadere a casa nostra! Vi aspetto presto. Un abbraccio, Laura

Translation in your language here

 

 

“Paradise”: First Trip Advisor Review in 2014!

Iceberg Roses at Ancora del Chianti B&B

Iceberg Roses at Ancora del Chianti B&B

Just only 2 weeks after 2014 re-opening we are glad to receive the First Trip Advisor Review for 2014 about Ancora del Chianti B&B from Marni, Australia:

“Paradise”
“The setting of this place is absolutely amazing. Nestled on a hilltop, the views are breathtaking in every direction. The room was cute and comfortable, with everything we needed (including an excellent heater!), but what made our stay completely memorable was host Laura’s incredible hospitality. She made us feel like family and I did not want to leave! Her obvious passion for hospitality shone through in everything – a lovely welcome note, the generous and delicious breakfast spread, lively and enthusiastic conversation and suggestions of things to do in the area. Laura and Filippo have built together and incredible home and away from home and I can’t recommend it enough!”

Thank you Marni, we are happy you enjoyed your stay at Ancora del Chianti B&B so much! We also enjoyed your company and lovely talks in the morning. Hope to meet you soon again!

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