Lady's Kisses

Lady's Kisses, small biscuits with hazelnuts joined by a dark chocolate cream

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)

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  • 240 grams of flour 00 (W180, okay a normal supermarket flour)
  • 200 grams of powdered sugar
  • 200 grams of hazelnuts (reduce flour) or hazelnut flour
  • 200 grams of butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 20 grams of whole eggs (Beat an egg, weigh it and just get half)
  • a pinch of salt
  • dark chocolate filling for the Lady's Kisses, to taste


Lady's Kisses, recipe by Luca Montersino

Lady's Kisses

The preparation of the Lady's Kisses is very fast. If you do not have the hazelnut flour, toasted hazelnuts in the oven or in a pan for a few minutes, eliminated the skins strong rubbing (less than those without skins) and shake it in a blender with 50 grams of sugar. The amount of sugar used for blending the nuts must then be subtracted from the overall quantity of the recipe sugar.
Put on the work surface, in a bowl or in the global hazelnut flour, sifted flour 00, Salt, icing sugar, the egg yolk and whole egg. Work all the ingredients until the mixture is smooth and homogenous. Wrap the mixture in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours.
The next day, form of the compound for the lady kisses balls weighing 5-6 grams each. Is’ pesiate important that every single ball and they are all of equal weight, both to be able to get the Lady's Kisses perfect, and for even cooking biscuits.
Arrange the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, not too close (cook the balls slightly swell and become the hemispheres). Put the pan cones kisses checkers in the refrigerator and let sit for at least an hour.
Preheat oven to 150 degrees static. Bake the Lady's Kisses and cook for 20 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool completely without touching the biscuits (you sbriciolebbero). Melt dark chocolate in a double boiler, allow to cool slightly. Couple the balls handling them with care, because they are very brittle. Stuff the Lady's Kisses with dark chocolate and wait 30 minutes before you taste them, so the chocolate rassodi. Bon appétit!
Lady's Kisses

Lady's Kisses

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