Two half of a moon made of almond dough get together in a dark chocolate kiss: the baci di dama are cookies from Piedmont, in the specific from the city of Tortona, where it seems they have been created at first more than a century ago.
Discover how to make these tasty sweets, perfect for breakfast, afternoon tea party or after dinner.
Baci di Dama
If you want to cook the famous "Baci di dama", here's the recipe to follow step by step to impress your family and friends.
Put the almonds in a food processor and chop finely, add the sugar and blend.
Add the flour 00 and do the classic fountain shape: in the center put the butter at room temperature and begin to knead vigorously. Form a ball and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
Take the dough and cut many small balls put them on a baking tray with oven paper and continue to cook for twenty minutes with oven at 150° C.
In the meantime, prepare the topping: melt the chocolate in a double boiler (bain marie) and stir in the egg yolk.
When cookies have cooled, take one at a time and dip it in the melted chocolate. At this point attach them to each other by pressing them a bit in order to make them adhere better.
Your "baci di dama" are ready done and can be kept for several days in a box.
WHICH WINE TO MATCH: to enhance the flavor of these cookies, you may want to serve your guests a glass of Passito di Pantelleria wine.
TIP: if you have organized a picnic with your friends, then you can present these baci di dama on a tray.
Thanks to Cucinare Dolci