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Sweet nibbles from Siena – Cantucci

Sweet nibbles from Siena – Cantucci

Tuscan Cantucci biscuits
Serves: 10

Preparation and cooking time:

400g almonds with skin
120g butter (at room temperature)
700g sugar
6 eggs
½ sachet yeast for baking
800g flour


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 … back in the over for another 5 minutes. Once they have baked through and are nicely coloured, leave to cool down before tucking in.