Cantuccini from Prato

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  • 10Servings
  • 45 mPrep Time
  • 45 mCook Time
  • 1:30 hReady In
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Simply delicious almond cookies from Prato, Tuscany. The original recipe without butter or oil, baked twice to reach the right crispiness!

 

Ingredients

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Step by Step method

  • In a wooden pastry board mix the flour, the sugar, the cream of tartar and the soda. Add two of the eggs and keep mixing with your hand.

  • Add the almonds gradually. And pinch of salt.Keep mixing the dough till forming a compact pastry.

  • Shape the dough into 4 logs, 30 cm long 2/4 cm wide and place them in a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Brush each log with the egg left. Bake for about 30 minutes until golden brown. Put in the preheated oven at 165 degrees.

  • Place each log in a cutting board, let them cool down for a few minutes and cut diagonally with a sharp knife. Put them back in the oven for another 10 minutes. Once they cooled down you can keep them in a glass jar.

Tips & variations

  • You can season the pastry with orange flavour.

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