Author/Submitted by: Dallas Morning News: Highland Park restaurant Patrizio
butter, at room temperature
all purpose flour
Combine butter, sugar and eggs, mixing well. Beat in vanilla.
Combine flowr, baking powder, baking soda and chopped nuts. Add to the
egg mixture. The batter will be very stiff and sticky. Cover the dough
with plastic wrap and refigerate for 1 hour or over night.
With flored hands, divide the dough into two portions and shape each
into a loaf about 12 inched long.
Grease a 10 by 14 baking sheet. Place both loaves on the sheet, leaving
at least 3 inches between them. Flatten each loaf slightly, as evenly as
Place in preheated 400 degree oven and bake for 20 min. or until firm to
Remove can cool on wire rack slightly. Lower oven to 375.
While still warm, slice the loaves into diagonal slices about 1/3 inch
Arrange on ungreased baking sheet and bake at 375 fro 15 mintues - do
Chocolate: basic recipe, adding 1 cup of cocoa powder and 1 1/2 cups
Banana: basic recipe, adding 1/4 cup banana flavoring (not extract)
and use walnuts or pecans
Cinnamon: basic recipe, adding 1/4 cup ground cinnamon. For the
nuts, use almonds or pecans.