Cantucci biscuits with chocolate and pistachios

Ingredients per 4 persons

self raising flour, 2+1/2 cup
eggs, 2
sugar, 1/2 cup
vanilla extract, 1 tbsp
honey, 1 tbsp
the zest and the juice of one orange
unsweetened cocoa powder, 3 tbsp
butter, 3 tbsp
unsalted shelled pistachios, 4,5 oz
milk as needed


On your working base, pour flour, eggs, sugar,honey, vanilla extract, orange juice and zest and cocoa powder . Amalgamate the ingredients using a fork. Now add the butter, previously softenedand, pistachios and knead quickly.
Add some milk if the mixture feels dry: the dough must reach a smooth consistency.
Split it into 2 long thin loafs, line them on a baking tray, covered with a silicone sheet or baking paper. Cook at 360°F for 25 minutes. When ready, leave the loaves cool down a little then cut them into 1cm slices.
Toast the biscuits in the ovem for 3-5 minutes at 300 °F on both sides for 3-5 minute mor until slightly golden.

Thanks to: My Little Italian Kitchen

Alida Zamparini – My Little Italian Kitchen My name is Alida, I come from the North-East of Italy and I currently live in the UK. In my kitchen I love to re-create dishes my mum would do for me as a child. I started cooking as a teenager; my favourite hobby was baking during the long Italian school summer holidays. I first started baking simple cakes and only later moved onto cooking proper meals. My blog is a collection of recipes with an Italian flair. I created it in order to save and share my recipes which are a mixture of my own ideas but I often get inspired by magazines, the web, books and newspapers. I often start a recipe and then I change it altogether as I go along. Cooking is an expression of who you are and your personality. You have to put your whole self into it: your passion, feelings and experiences all go into the food and you become part of the recipe. I believe in ingredients which are locally sourced and in season whenever possible as this is the secret for the greatest tasting meals. There is also lots of pleasure when plates are wiped clean and every stomach is satisfied!

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