Delicious Baci di Dama cookies.

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Baci di Dama cookies.

Baci di Dama are delightful Piedmontese cookies, traditionally prepared with plain flour, hazelnuts, almonds and dark chocolate. These wonderful cookies are among my favorites, as a child I just couldn’t get enough! I’m going to prepare my Baci di Dama with brown sugar and wholemeal flour, using the fresh butter I made in the previous recipe. These ingredients have a rich nutty flavour, which blends perfectly with hazelnuts and honey. You can enjoy these mouth-watering Baci di Dama at any time to make your day a little special.

Wholemeal Baci di Dama cookies

For approximately 40 cookies

150 g (5.2 oz) toasted and skinned hazelnuts

65 g (2.2 oz) wholemeal flour

65 g (2.2 oz) rice flour

100 g (3.5 oz) softened butter

60 g (2.1 oz) brown sugar

2 tablespoons honey (I used acacia honey, but normal honey is fine)

a pinch of salt

50 g (1.7 oz) dark chocolate (70 % cocoa)

Method.

1. Toast the hazelnuts in the oven at 160 ° C (325 °F) for about 7 minutes. When the hazelnuts have cooled, gently rub the skins off with a cloth.

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2. Grind the hazelnuts with a food processor. Then, mix the hazelnuts with the flour, sugar, honey and butter.

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3. Work the mixture until you get a soft and smooth dough. Place the dough in a sealed container and let it cool in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

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4. Take the dough out of the fridge and shape into small balls (approximately 2-3 cm). Place the balls on a greased baking tray and press them slightly with your fingers in order to obtain an half sphere shape.

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5. Bake in the oven at 150 ° (300 ° F) for 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a double boiler. When the cookies are ready and have slightly cooled, sandwich them together by putting some chocolate on the flat side. Serve the Baci di Dama with a nice cup of tea and enjoy!

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Baci di Dama con farina integrale.

per approssimativamente 40 pasticcini

150 g di nocciole tostate e pulite

65 g di farina integrale

65 g di farina di riso

100 g di burro morbido

60 g di zucchero di canna

2 cucchiai di miele (ho usato il miele d’acacia, ma vanno bene anche altri tipi)

un pizzico di sale

50 g di buon cioccolato fondente

Preparazione.

1. Fate tostare le nocciole in forno a 160° per 7 minuti. Strofinate con un canovaccio le nocciole per togliere la buccia.

2. Tritate finemente con il tritatutto. Unite le nocciole alla farina, allo zucchero, al miele e al burro, mescolando bene fino ad ottenere un impasto morbido e omogeneo.

3. Mettete l’impasto in un contenitore e riponetelo nel frigorifero a rassodare per circa 30 minuti.

4. Togliete l’impasto dal frigo e  formate delle palline di approssimativamente 2-3 cm di diametro. Mettete le palline su una teglia imburrata e pressatele leggermente con le dita per creare delle mezze sfere.

5. Infornate a 150° per 10-15 minuti. Fate fondere il cioccolato a bagnomaria, poi prendete i biscotti (dopo averli fatti raffreddare) e uniteli a due a due, spalmando un po’ di cioccolato sulla parte piatta. Servite con una buona tazza di tè.

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