Sweet nibbles from Siena – Cantucci
Tuscan Cantucci biscuits
Preparation and cooking time:
400g almonds with skin
120g butter (at room temperature)
½ sachet yeast for baking
Instructions to prepare those sweet nibbles from Siena – Cantucci
Toast the almonds in the oven at 170°C for 5 minutes and then let cool. Mix the butter, sugar, eggs and yeast until well combined. Then add the flour to make a smooth dough. Finally, mix the almonds into the dough and divide into small baguette shaped loaves. Bake these in the oven at 180°C for 25 minutes. Once baked, cut into roughly 2cm wide slices while still hot and …..place back in the over for another 5 minutes. Once they have baked through and are nicely coloured, leave to cool down before tucking in.