20 Sep 2012

Lazy afternoons and cantuccinis (Cantuccini alle mandorle)

Sundays are very boring days , I think in all over the world Bad shows on television, shops closed and few people hanging out on the streets.

That's why I take Sundays to organize things in our home and sometimes (often) do something tasty  for afternoon's coffee, while watching a movie or just relax out there .. Or if you're  in Argentina offer  with  a mate

This week I thought I'd bake cantuccinis or biscotti are  well known cookies in Italy.
You can bake it in several flavors  even with bits of chocolate or candied orange. But I opted for the traditional almonds.

The good of them is that you can dip them in coffee, in a liqueur or a dessert wine, or  only eat watching movies, like we did. Hope you enjoy and have a great weekend


  • 250g  all purpose flour
  • 100g butter
  • 100g cane sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of amaretto liqueur or any liqueur for flavoring 
  • 150g raw almonds
 Modo de fazer :

  • Mix flour, sugar, beaten egg, butter, baking powder and Amaretto in your stand mixer planet for a few minutes 
  • Transfer the dough on the working surface and add the almonds, coarsely chopped - Mix well
  • Divide the dough into three parts shaping 3 rolls, place on baking tray (covered with parchment paper) and flatten each with the palm of your hands.
  • Bake at 180° for about 15 to 20 minutes.When almost cooked, pull out the pan and cut  each roll into medium slices. Bake 4 or 5 minutes more.


bellini said...

Sundays are for long walks, drives in the country and cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

Top Cuisine avec Lavi said...

This recipe is amazing! The pictures are awesome! Love your blog!

Madelief said...

Your cantuccini looks really good Sylvia. I never made them myself. Perhpas I will try out your recipe soon.

Have a lovely day!

Madelief x

Bites from life with the barking lot said...

these look inviting....I love the photo of the patio... have to bring a present today to a friend and will make these!

Helene Peloquin said...

Beautiful pictures!

Renata said...

Olá Sylvia, obrigada pela visita e desculpe-me pela demora em retornar. Adorei seus biscottis, ainda não experimentei fazer, mas um dia sai! Sua fotos são lindas demais!

GoodCook said...

Love this different recipe. You motivated me to try south american food! :) Visit my website http://www.tasteandflavours.com for some indian food. I feel most dishes are very similar, just a little touch of local ingredients :)

Cass @foodmyfriend said...

This is making me so hungry.. and a little sad that you can't send me a virtual cookie. Damn!

WokandSpoon said...

Sundays are for sleeping in :-) Though I haven't had a sleep in for 4 years now! The biscotti looks lovely.

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Sylvia, your Cantuccini alle mandorle look wonderful - I love cantuccinis and bake them often and those with almonds are my very favorite! Your photography is really amazing, again, - I really enjoy spending time reading through your posts and looking at all the pictures.