Biscotti di Prato alle Mandorle (Prato Almond Biscuits)
Serves: 6 people
Cooking time: 80 minutes
Calories: 450 per serving
Expertise level: 2 out of 3
250g peeled almonds
3 egg yolks
1 sachet of yeast
pinch of salt
1. Beat together 2 eggs, egg yolks and sugar, then add the flour, yeast and a pinch of salt. Gently roast the peeled almonds and, when cooled, add to the dough.
2. Mould the dough into 3 sausage shapes that are 3 fingers wide and 1 finger high. Place on a greased and floured baking tray, well-spaced out, brush with beaten egg and cook in a moderate oven for about 15 minutes.
3. Remove from the oven and cut across each 'sausage' sideways with a knife. Return to the oven for about 10 minutes until crunchy.
4. Leave to cool. The biscuits are best served with a good Vin Santo from Tuscany.