Baci di Dama (Italian Hazelnut cookies) with Nutella®
For the Baci di Dama recipe, mix all the ingredients in a bowl to create a smooth, compact mixture. Form it into a ball, cover with cling film and leave it to rest in the fridge for at least an hour.
After an hour, gently knead the dough on a floured pastry board and start separating it into balls half the size of a walnut, putting them on a baking tray covered with baking paper and gently squashing them down. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 150°C for 10 minutes. Cool on a cooling rack.
Stick two biscuits together using Nutella® in the middle. To make it easier, first put the Nutella® into a piping bag.
The most romantic kiss you can have, being made up of two halves that seem to be kissing, held together by a droplet of chocolate. The House of Savoy's chef must have really been in love when he invented them. It is to him that we dedicate our recipe for Baci di Dama ("Lady Kisses") with Nutella®. Enjoy your Italian hazelnut cookies.