×

Warning

JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 378
Organic 18 August 2014

CANTUCCI DI PRATO

Rate this item
(0 votes)

This recipe comes from my mother-in-law's great-uncle, Zio Angiolino, who used to make lots of these traditional biscotti and gave them wrapped up as small Christmas gifts to family and friends. His friend Gigi, a baker, used to let him use his oven to cook the cookies, so they came out perfectly each and every time!

This recipe comes from my mother-in-law's great-uncle, Zio Angiolino, who used to make lots of these traditional biscotti and gave them wrapped up as small Christmas gifts to family and friends. His friend Gigi, a baker, used to let him use his oven to cook the cookies, so they came out perfectly each and every time!

Serves: 3 dozen (depends on how you thick or thin you cut them!)
INGREDIENTS

    500 g bread flour
    300 g sugar
    250 g almonds, unpeeled
    50 g pine nuts
    4 eggs
    1 tsp baking powder
    pinch of salt
    grated peel of one lemon
    a baking or cookie sheet, parchment paper

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (360°F).
    Mix the flour and sugar in a bowl. Add eggs and the rest of the ingredients until the ingredients stay together in a ball of dough.
    On a clean surface, turn out the dough and shape it into a 3 cm wide roll as long as your baking sheet. Cover the baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper to help keep the cookies from sticking to the sheet (as no butter or oil is used). Place roll on the sheet, lightly flattening the top part of the roll.
    Place sheet in oven and bake for 30 minutes, then remove the roll from the oven. The roll should be warm and firm; place it on a cutting board and cut diagonally, making 1 cm wide slices.
    Place the slices back on the baking sheet on one of the cut sides, making sure to leave some space between each slice and place the sheet back into the oven, lowering the temperature a bit to 150°C (300°F). Bake for 15 minutes, then take the cookies out and turn them onto the other side and bake an additional 15 minutes. Remove and let cool. Store in an air-tight container to keep fresh.

These cookies are traditionally enjoyed together with a good glass of Vin Santo. Any other dessert wine will also go well. And although it is common Tuscan tradition to dip the cookie into the Vin Santo, the creaters of these two products have expressed a desire for this to not occur, saying each product has its own unique tastes which should be enjoyed.... together but not together.

Buon appetito!

 

Read 2064 times
Last modified on 05 August 2017

Consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. quis nostrud exercitation. ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate. velit esse cillum dolore

Website: joomshaper.com
More in this category: PENNE ALL'ARRABBIATA »

291 comments

  • nike flyknit
    nike flyknit Tuesday, 24 April 2018 16:00

    I'm also writing to make you know of the wonderful encounter my wife's princess gained visiting your blog. She realized many details, with the inclusion of how it is like to have an awesome helping style to get the others without problems comprehend specified advanced issues. You undoubtedly did more than our expectations. Many thanks for providing the interesting, trusted, edifying as well as unique tips on that topic to Kate.

  • adidas yeezy boost
    adidas yeezy boost Tuesday, 24 April 2018 06:01

    I really wanted to develop a brief remark in order to say thanks to you for some of the amazing items you are showing on this website. My time-consuming internet lookup has at the end been honored with reliable points to talk about with my good friends. I 'd tell you that we visitors are definitely endowed to be in a wonderful network with very many perfect people with helpful suggestions. I feel really happy to have come across your entire site and look forward to plenty of more entertaining moments reading here. Thanks once more for everything.

  • Bonny
    Bonny Monday, 23 April 2018 23:00

    Fantastic beat ! I wish to apprentice while you
    amend your site, how can i subscribe for a blog site?

    The account helped me a acceptable deal. I had been a little bit acquainted of this your
    broadcast offered bright clear idea

  • adidas nmd
    adidas nmd Monday, 23 April 2018 09:32

    I and also my buddies were found to be looking at the best tips from your website and then before long got an awful suspicion I had not thanked the blog owner for those tips. The boys are actually totally thrilled to learn them and now have unquestionably been using those things. We appreciate you turning out to be quite thoughtful and for finding variety of essential issues millions of individuals are really wanting to be informed on. Our own honest regret for not expressing gratitude to you sooner.

  • links of london sale
    links of london sale Monday, 23 April 2018 02:35

    My spouse and i were so fortunate Peter managed to finish off his preliminary research through the ideas he was given from your own web pages. It's not at all simplistic to just be freely giving information that people today may have been making money from. And now we take into account we need you to be grateful to because of that. All the illustrations you made, the simple blog navigation, the relationships your site assist to engender - it's everything fabulous, and it's assisting our son and the family consider that the matter is cool, which is certainly highly fundamental. Thank you for the whole thing!

  • yeezy
    yeezy Monday, 23 April 2018 02:29

    I simply wanted to develop a simple note to be able to express gratitude to you for these magnificent recommendations you are writing here. My time intensive internet research has at the end of the day been honored with incredibly good knowledge to share with my classmates and friends. I 'd tell you that most of us website visitors actually are unquestionably blessed to exist in a perfect place with very many awesome people with interesting concepts. I feel pretty privileged to have discovered your webpage and look forward to many more brilliant times reading here. Thanks a lot again for a lot of things.

  • Clint
    Clint Monday, 23 April 2018 00:45

    My spouse and I stumbled over here coming from a different web page and thought I should check things out.

    I like what I see so now i'm following you.
    Look forward to looking into your web page for a second time.

  • adidas nmd
    adidas nmd Sunday, 22 April 2018 22:35

    Thanks for your whole hard work on this website. Gloria enjoys doing research and it's easy to understand why. A lot of people know all of the dynamic method you present practical techniques via your website and in addition welcome contribution from some others about this concern while our simple princess is undoubtedly discovering a lot. Take pleasure in the remaining portion of the new year. You have been doing a pretty cool job.

  • yeezy shoes
    yeezy shoes Sunday, 22 April 2018 18:57

    My spouse and i got very peaceful Louis managed to carry out his research out of the precious recommendations he had through the web site. It is now and again perplexing to just continually be giving out information and facts some others could have been selling. And we also already know we've got the writer to be grateful to for this. The entire illustrations you have made, the easy blog menu, the friendships you make it easier to engender - it's mostly amazing, and it's leading our son and our family imagine that that matter is amusing, and that is extraordinarily indispensable. Thank you for all the pieces!

  • Adidas NMD Women Mesh Surface Purple White
    Adidas NMD Women Mesh Surface Purple White Sunday, 22 April 2018 16:54

    I precisely had to say thanks once again. I am not sure the things that I might have accomplished without those solutions shared by you concerning such a field. Completely was an absolute depressing difficulty in my opinion, nevertheless taking a look at a professional strategy you resolved it forced me to leap for contentment. Now i am happy for this service and even pray you recognize what a great job your are doing training the rest via a site. Most likely you have never encountered any of us.

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.