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Baci di dama are delicious biscuits originating in Piedmont, specifically in the city of Tortona where they were first made a century ago. The name means “lady’s kisses” because they look like two lips holding together a chocolate kiss.
PREPARATION TIME 10 minutes
COOKING TIME 20 minutes
250g hazelnut flour/ almond flour
250g wheat flour
Knead butter with sugar, then add the flour and knead as you would do for a shortcrust pastry.
Let chill in the fridge. Shape the dough into hazelnut-size balls and transfer to a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake at medium temperature for about twenty minutes.
When cooled, take two pieces and stick them together with a bit of melted dark chocolate in the middle. Repeat with the other pieces.
THE CHEF’S SUGGESTION
Baci di Dama are really tasty also with white chocolate or Nutella!