Baci di Dama are a typical Italian biscuit and when I used to live in Italy back in my childhood days, I would go out from school and run to the bakery to get some of these delicious treats. Now that I live so far away from Europe I like to indulge in some of these traditional recipes that transport me back to those days.
I used a recipe from here and below is the English version of it:
150g butter (softened)
110g caster sugar
150g peeled almonds or hazelnuts (I used almonds)
1 generous pinch of salt
A few drops of vanilla extract (I used 1 vanilla pod instead)
FOR THE FILLING:
150g chocolate (I used Valrhona 70%)
1- Blend the sugar and the almonds together until a soft powder forms
2-In a separate bowl mix by hand the softened butter and the flower and when well amalgamated incorporate and mix the almond and sugar mixture
3-Add the zest of 1 orange, the vanilla and the pinch of salt, mix, wrap in cling film and lay the dough to rest in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
4- Once the dough has firmed up, form small sticks (as you can see in the second picture below) which you will then cut in small portions and roll in a ball shape to form your cookie.
5- Set all the ready biscuits on a greaseproof paper and then on a baking tray which you will put back in the fridge for 30 minutes
6- In the meantime preheat your oven at 160 degrees C and melt the chocolate in a bain marie (or in the microwave)
7- Bake the biscuits for 20 minutes (or 30 minutes at 135 degrees C if using a convection oven) and leave them to cool completely
8- Once the biscuits have cooled and the melted chocolate has thickened use a spatula or a piping bag to place a drop of chocolate on the flat side of the biscuit and place another biscuit on top of it.
9- When the chocolate has completely cooled down in between the 2 biscuits your Baci di Dama are ready to serve!
PS. Happy Birthday Dad!
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i love baci di dama!!!
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Looks deliriously GOOD!!ReplyDelete
That looks yummy! Need to try to make it :)ReplyDelete
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I adore them, but I prefer the ones made with dark chocolate..have you ever eaten them when you used to live in Italy?ReplyDelete
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This looks amazing! I would love to have one if I lived by you!!!ReplyDelete
THOSE LOOK SO CUTE AND DELICIOUS! I can't wait to try them myself :)ReplyDelete
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they are are pretty difficult to prepare but so goood!
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OMG they look so deliciuos !! + love chocolat!! uhmmyumy yumy, You said you used to live in Italy, oooh so lucky i have to go there!! is on my list, sure! ;) Where are you living now??ReplyDelete
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Thanks for sharing this recipe! It looks simple and delicious! I may have to try it myself although my nutella addiction will probably lead me to substitute the chocolate with nutella!ReplyDelete
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Hollyyyyyy wow these look absolutley incredible! I would have to only make these for someone stealing one or two for myself as I can see me making these and eating the WHOLEEEE lot! So yummyyyyy.ReplyDelete
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Those Baci di Dama bisciuts look amazingly delicious! I think I'm gonna try and do them at home!ReplyDelete
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These look so cute and absolutely delicious at the same time. I haven't seen this biscuits before, maybe I will try making them at home.ReplyDelete
Yum! I want to make these! They look like little French macarons but at the same time they are so different. I want to make these for my French people!ReplyDelete
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Lovely pics, great little biscuits. I hope your Dad enjoyed them. :-)ReplyDelete
I am so going to make this!!ReplyDelete
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That looks sooooo jummy!!! i want thoooooosee ones....ReplyDelete
These looks so yammy, definately got to try them :)ReplyDelete
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OMG, this photos, this recepie..you made me get up and search for some chocolate..and here is 22.50h, but I'll do an exception and have some, although is really, really late.Beautiful, really beautiful.ReplyDelete
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Delicious, I love them!ReplyDelete
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Those look so YUMMY! You just gave me a great idea on cutting some butter cookies I had so much trouble making into a ball since the dough got warmed up by my hands... roll then cut and shape into balls.. GREAT!ReplyDelete
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