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Almond italian cookies-Paste reali

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They are traditional Sicilian cookies and I found the recipe in my book ‘Profumi e sapori della cucina siciliana’.

Ingredients:

  • 500g blanched almonds
  • 350g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • the zest of 1 lemon
  • vanilla

In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, add the blanched almonds and the sugar and process until the almonds and sugar are a fine powder,add the other ingredients and mix to obtain a smooth mixture.

Pipe the mixture on the baking paper with an open star tip.  Decorate with candied cherry, or candied fruits..

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Or shape small balls, roll them in icing sugar and top with an almond (see last picture), coffee bean…

Cook for 8-10 minutes at 180°C, until golden brown.

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5 thoughts on “Almond italian cookies-Paste reali

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  3. I see that you use whole eggs. I am wondering about this as most of the other recipes call for just egg whites. I understand that the fat will probably make them a bit chewier and I like that however I am just curious. Have a wonderful Holiday Season. Love your site.

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