Cantucci di Prato – A Traditional Tuscan Recipe

cantucci di pratoCantucci di Prato

Prato-style almond biscuits

Ingredients (serves 6)

• 500 g flour
• 250 g sugar
• 150 g melted, unsalted butter
• 200 g sweet almonds, unpeeled
• 2 eggs plus 1 for brushing
• 3 egg yolks
• 1 sachet baking powder
• the rind of 1 lemon or orange, grated
• a pinch of salt

Preparation

Arrange the flour like a mountain then add sugar, eggs, egg yolks, lemon rind and baking powder and salt. Start working the mixture with your hands. When the mixture is still crumbly, add the butter and keep working until you obtain quite a soft dough. Add the almonds and work it again. Divide the dough into logs that are the length of the baking tray and 3-4 cm diameter. Place them on the baking tray lined with baking paper and put them in a 180°C oven for 15 minutes. Then cut the logs on an angle and put them back into the oven for a further 5 minutes.

 

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