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Abbey Oven Introduces New Biscotti

Want a unique idea for a Mother’s Day gift? Abbey Oven Biscotti… these gourmet Italian cookies are handmade daily in small batches by the Benedictine Monks of Conception Abbey. The monks prepare a special dough featuring olive oil, chunks of white chocolate and cranberries, then carefully shape and bake each loaf. While still warm, the loaves are hand sliced into individual cookies, then baked again for a light crunchy texture, hence the Italian name “biscotto” or “twice baked.” These generously-sized cookies are then hand dipped in rich melted chocolate. Abbey Oven Biscotti are especially delicious when dipped in steaming coffee, expresso, tea, or dessert wine and are great as snacks or delicate after-dinner treats. Buon Appetito and Happy Mothers’ Day!

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All New Biscotti

What’s cooking at the Conception Abbey Monastery Kitchen? Biscotti…

Abbey Oven Biscotti are gourmet Italian cookies handmade daily in small batches by the Benedictine Monks of Conception Abbey. The monks prepare a special dough featuring olive oil, chunks of white chocolate and cranberries, then carefully shape and bake each loaf. While still warm, the loaves are hand sliced into individual cookies, then baked again for a light crunchy texture, hence the Italian name biscotto or “twice baked.”

Once cooled, these generously-sized cookies are hand dipped in rich melted chocolate. Each batch of Abbey Oven Biscotti is prepared in the monastery kitchen using fresh, wholesome ingredients.

Why are these biscotti so good? Because the monks go about their baking with prayer, take their time, and are committed to the excellence of their product. Your purchase of Abbey Oven Biscotti helps to further the good works of the monastery.

bag_biscotti&coffee ingredientsAbbey Oven Biscotti are especially delicious when dipped in steaming coffee, expresso, tea, or dessert wine and are great as snacks or delicate after-dinner treats. Buon Appetito!

Abbey Oven Granola

In response to numerous requests to purchase the delicious granola served at Abbey Retreats, Father Guerric Letter, Kitchenmaster at Conception Abbey, together with The Printery House is pleased to announce Abbey Oven Granola.

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Honeynut Blend

Abbey Oven Granola is handmade from scratch the old-fashioned way by the Benedictine Monks of Conception Abbey. Abbey Oven Granola provides healthy, preservative-free food for the body and refreshment for the soul. Your purchase also supports the good works of the monastery.

Fr. Guerric Letter currently runs the kitchen here at the Abbey and is excited about getting Abbey Oven Granola off the ground as a new and exciting apostolate here at Conception.

Fr. Guerric Letter, the youngest of ten children, was raised on a dairy farm just outside of Green Bay, Wisconsin. After high school he came to Conception as a college freshman studying for the Diocese of Green Bay. He entered the monastery in 2002, made his first profession in 2003, and earned a B.A. in Philosophy from Conception Seminary College in 2005. In 2012, Fr. Guerric received a Master of Divinity from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. He completed the pastry program in the Culinary Studies Department at Johnson County Community College in 2014. If you attend a retreat at Conception Abbey, you might see Fr. Guerric supervising the kitchen and dining areas.