Today a traditional dessert from Piemonte, the Lady's Kisses, the perfect recipe of master pastry chef Luca Montersino. The Lady's Kisses are small and deadly: friabilissime two hemispheres and buttery made with almond or hazelnut flour, as in my case, united by a chocolate icing merge. They are eaten in one bite and one leads to another. Every time I go in Piedmont do not give to taste the Lady's Kisses whenever I can and I have my personal ranking of the most good. Among other things, biscuits are also perfect if you DIY gifts for Valentine's Day.
The last time I purchased an exceptional hazelnut flour Round Gentile of Langhe IGP and I decided to make the home Lady's Kisses, also because they are perfect to give away at Christmas and store well and long. If you like the idea of giving cookies made with your own hands, I suggest you take a look at all my COOKIE RECIPES. You will surely find something good to prepare for you or to give to someone you love
How to make flour for hazelnut Baci di Dama
Obviously, If you do not find the hazelnut flour, you can do it at home toasting hazelnuts (or almonds if you prefer), removing the outer skins and frullandole briefly with a little sugar. Sugar is used to make sure that essential oils are not lost but are absorbed by sugar (the amount of sugar may then be subtracted from that of the recipe).
The Council for Lady's Kisses perfect
The process for making Lady's Kisses is simple, but there is a little trick to follow: once this is done the dough, It must be kept in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours. Like this, butter content in the mix is rassoderà. And you manage to get, manipulating the dough by hand, balls perfect it in the oven will become hemispheres equally perfect. I, personally, after forming the balls, I keep them at least another hour in the refrigerator before baking cookies.
Is’ essential that the balls all have the same weight: my all weighed 6 grams, in hindsight, I would make her even more tiny. Then, call to laziness and weighed every single ball. In so small a cookie, also 1 gram of difference is seen, all right.
Finally, the temperature of the oven, strictly static, It must be at 150 degrees. Not more and not less. I stuffed the Lady's Kisses, as usual, with melted chocolate in a bain-marie. But you can also use the cream to the chocolate or hazelnuts. Attention, though, that with a spreadable cream of kisses the two sides do not will weld and thus will be more difficult to handle. Have a good day!
Lady's Kisses (recipe by Luca Montersino)