- 2 eggs and 2 yolks
- 300 grams flour
- 200 grams unskinned almonds
- 250 grams icing sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon anise seeds
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Rind of one orange, zested
- 1 envelope vanilla flavouring
Preparation (original recipe):
In a mixing bowl, combine the almonds (one half coarsely chopped and one-half whole), flour, icing sugar, baking soda, fennel seeds and orange zest.
Add the honey, then the two eggs and one egg yolk, one at a time, mixing after each addition to obtain a uniform dough.
Shape the dough into ‘logs’ 2 cm in diameter and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten the logs slightly and brush with the remaining egg yolk. Bake in a preheated 190 °C oven for 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven, cut the logs diagonally into slices, and return to the oven for 5 minutes.
Allow to cool and your cantucci are ready!