Friday, May 1, 2009

Cantucci or Cantuccini

These biscuits are known Cantuccini or Cantucci. They originated from Italy. These almond flavoured biscuits are usually served with a glass of wine. Cantuccini are baked twice and that's what gives them their fantastic crispiness. Make sure you have good teeth though since if they're not dunken in wine they're very hard to bite. I game along this recipe in Linda's blog. Here's the link http://linda.kovacevic.nl/archives/191-Cantucci-revisited.html I didn't make any changes to the recipe this time but I have also tried making Cantuccini with lemon zest and aniseeds. They were both yummy :)
Here's the recipe as coppied from Linda s blog.
Cantuccini
200 g (7 oz) flour
125 g (4 ½ oz) sugar
100 g (3 ½ oz) almonds
1 ts baking powder
2 ts anise seeds
2 eggs

Preheat the oven at 160ºC (325º F) Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the eggs and mix. Knead it through (if it is very sticky, add a little flour). Put the dough on a floured surface and shape into a log that is about 1 ½ -2 cm high and 12 cm broad.Put on a buttered baking sheet or a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Bake for 35 minutes. Allow to cool completely.Cut the log into ½ cm slices and place them on the baking sheet. Bake for another 15-20 minutes.
Makes about 20 Cantuccini.

21 comments:

Federica said...

Buonissimi!!!

Federica said...

Buonissimi!!!

sharyl said...

are these the same as biscotti? they look good, probably good dipped in coffee...mmmm...

Mary said...

chiamali come vuoi ma questi sono una bontà!

Sweetiepie said...

They look like biscotti,Hmm yum I guess the anise seeds has the significant flavour in the Cantuccini :)

Elra said...

Biscoti in different name perhaps? It doesn't matter, they look delicious, crunchy, and perfect!

Annie said...

Cantuccini, Cantucci, Biscotti... Whatever they are called, I call them delicious. ;)

Claudia said...

Li adoroooooooo, certe zuppette nel vinsanto che non ti dico!!! bacioni

Kitchen Corner said...

ho ho ho.. I made some biscotti as well. It's quite similar to this Cantuccini. I love this kind of snack..very crispy!

Donna-FFW said...

What delicious looking biscotti.

linda said...

So nice to see somebody make one of my recipes :)
They look just perfect!

kle said...

:) in reply to your question about my husband... yeah he was a few years back ;)

Mermaid Sweets said...

I LOVE these, I discovered them in Italy and they have been a weakness ever since.

Maria said...

Oh yum!! Love these!

Y said...

The biscuits look delicious, and I love how simple the recipe is.

Tracey said...

Your biscotti look amazing! I love that glass you displayed them in!!

Girl Japan said...

The biscotti (?) look fabulous, oh lush... I wish I had one with a hot Latte..

Miss Kate said...

delicious! Those look like just the thing to pass the rainy afternoons here in Kansas. They'd be perfect with tea and milk. :-)

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

The pictures are awesome! Great job! :D

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

I adore Cantuccini and these look absolutely wonderful! :)

Jude said...

Ooh is this what biscotti is called in a different dialect maybe? Always great dunked in a mug of hot chocolate.