Desserts

Cantuccini biscuits recipe

Cantucci are very popular oblong-shaped and crunchy almond biscuits. One of the oldest recipes dates back centuries and is on a manuscript currently conserved in the Prato City Archives. 

Maria Cristina Mazzone is an italian foodblogger. She has made a step by step photo recipe to show you how easy can be make cantucci at home. Enjoy!

Ingredients
  1. 100 grams of soft butter
  2. 500g of flour
  3. 250 g  of unblanched almonds
  4. 4 egg  + 1 yolk
  5. 250 grams of sugar
  6. ½ teaspoon of baking powder 
Method
<br />Mix the ingredients and then add the almonds, previously toasted in the oven for about 5 minutes at 180.

Mix the ingredients and then add the almonds, previously toasted in the oven for about 5 minutes at 180.

Mixing ingredients
Using your hands if you don't have a mixer, the dough will be ready in just a few minutes.
The dough is ready
Form the dough into a long roll, 2 cm in width, and brush all over with egg yolk.
Making cantucci
Place the dough in the oven for about 20 minutes at 190.
Making cantucci
After 20 minutes the dough will look like this.
Cantucci are ready
Carefull cut the rolls into small slices as the cookie dough is delicate and tends to crumble. Bake the slices for a futher 15 minutes at 170.
Cantucci with Vinsanto
Cantucci are perfect for any celebration! Enjoy...
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