Prato-style Tuscan Cantuccini Biscotti

The most memorable Italian Biscuit is made of just a couple of ingredients and are amazing!

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Crispy and toasted to almondy perfection, these easy-to-make classic Italian biscuits are a direct taste of Tuscany.  This easy and quick-to-make recipe will create the perfect end to your authentic Tuscan meal.  Dip them in a glass of warming Vin Santo, and you'll be transpired directly back to Florence in a quick minute!

They also make terrific gifts if you need to bring a housewarming or dinner gift to your host - what better than sweet crunchy Cantuccini biscuits? Following the easy recipe, just toss in a mixing bowl, blend, bake, and put in a gift bag, and get ready to soak up the thanks!  Everyone loves the gift of classic Italian baking!

30 total time (min)

25 cooking time (min.)


9 ingredients


126 kCal


3 steps to complete the preparation

Ingredients

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Prato-style Cantuccini

  • Sugar (Granulated) 200 grams
  • All-purpose flour 350 grams
  • Egg 3
  • Butter 60 grams
  • Lemon Zest 1
  • Almonds 200 grams
  • Baking powder 1 grams

Prato-style Cantuccini Wash

  • Egg 1
  • Sugar (Granulated) as needed

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Preparation

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for 4 servings

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Prepare the dough

In large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Combine well. Add eggs and toasted almonds, and mix well until all ingredients are combined fully.

Cut room temperature butter into cubes, and add to dough mixture, being sure all ingredients are blended well, but careful not to mix too long as butter will lose its consistency and dough will become overly sticky.

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Bake the dough

Preheat oven to 175C.  Lightly beat egg for wash, set aside.

Divide prepared dough into three equal parts, and roll out each using your hands. Shape into cylinder or tube shapes approximately 3cm wide. Place wax paper onto baking tray, and place each dough cylinder on top of lined tray. Brush with beaten egg for wash and sprinkle with additional granulated sugar - during baking process the sugar will caramelize and add extra crunch to the cantuccini.

Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes.

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Finish the cookies

Remove baked cookie cylinders from oven and allow to cool 1-2 minutes so they solidify their shape. While still hot, slice each cylinder diagonally into pieces 1cm thick. These will become your cantuccini.  Lower oven temperature to 140C.

Place cookies back into hot oven on baking tray and allow to cook another 5 minutes. Remove from heat, allow to cool completely.

Serve cooled cookies at room temperature accompanied by Tuscan Vin Santo.

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Ambar - Sicily IGT Wine - Florio
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0.75l

A nectar coming from rich Muscat grapes ripened in the warm wind of Sicily

View product
Vecchio 1833 - Marsala Superiore (Dry) - Florio
0.75l

The 'Vecchio Florio' is the real Marsala Superiore, born in the centuries-old cellars and famous all around the world

View product
Torrebona - Vernaccia of San Gimignano DOCG Wine - Cecchi
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Cecchi's Vernaccia fine and intense perfume is balanced with just the right freshness and persistency. Pairs well with fish, fresh cheeses and crispy breads.

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