Pic by Franzi.
Cantuccini are the perfect addition for your dolce far niente time ;). Home-made they are not as dry as the imported ones from Italy. Moreover, they also make a perfect sweet gift for your friends!
Recipe: Makes app. 40 cantuccini.
500 g flour , 1 package baking powder, 400 g sugar, 4 eggs, 3 egg yolks, 40 g soft butter, 200 g almonds (without skins), 1 pinch of salt.
In a big bowl, combine the flour with the baking powder. Add sugar, salt, soft butter flakes, 3 eggs and 3 egg yolks. Mix until you have a crumble dough. Add the almonds and mix with your fingers. Roll out the dough into four roles and place onto your baking tray (keep a lot of space between the rolls – the dough will melt in the oven!). Whisk the last egg and use it to brush the dough rolls. Bake in the oven on the middle rack for about 25-50 minutes at 160°C until the rolls are golden-brown. Cut the still warm rolls into diagonal pieces. Chill.
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