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Hazelnut Biscuits (Cantucci)

I came across this biscuit recipe on a magazine and gave it a try. I think I am still a butter cookie fan. The hazelnut taste great but I think I will replace orange zest with vanilla.

I am a loyal fan of vanilla beans... ahhh....

Recipe for 50 pieces

  • 300g caster sugar

  • 4 eggs and 3 egg yolks

  • 500g sifted plain flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 200g roasted halzelnut

  • Finely grated zest of 1 orange


  1. Preheat the oven to 190 degree celsius.

  2. Line baking tray with baking paper

  3. In a bowl, beat sugar, 3 eggs and 3 yolks on medium speed until the mixture turned thick and pale.

  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Fold in the egg mixture with nuts and zest.

  5. Form the dought into logs. This can be sticky...

  6. Place them on the lined tray.

  7. Beat the remaining egg and brush them over the logs.

  8. Bake for 20 min or until golden brown.

  9. Let it rest for 5 mins, then cut into 1 cm slices.

  10. Lay the slices flat on wire racks and bake for 5 min.

  11. Remove and carefully turn each biscuits over.

  12. Bake for another 5 min or until dry.

  13. Store in airtight container for up to 3 weeks.

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