Recipe Amaretti

Ingredients
  • 1 cup sweet almonds
  • 1 cup bitter almonds
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 5 egg whites
How to make Amaretti:

How to make the amaretti: Blanch and toast the almonds. Peel and chop them very finely or crush them in a mortar with 1/2 cup sugar. Add the vanilla, beat egg whites till stiffened, then fold in the almonds. Spoon the batter into a pastry bag fitted with a plain tip. Pipe 2 l/2-in. wide rounds about 1 1/2 apart on a buttered baking sheet and flatten them a bit. Sift the confectioner’s sugar over the tops and let stand at room temperature 1-2 hours. Preheat the oven to 350°F and bake for about 20 min. Remove the amaretti from oven and cool.

Amaretti may be kept in a sealed box for several days.

Regional recipe of Piedmont, Lombardy, and Liguria

Enrico Massetti was born in Milan, Italy.
Now he lives in Washington, DC, USA.
Still, he regularly visits his hometown
and enjoys going around all the places in his home country
especially those he can reach by public transportation.

Enrico loves writing guide books on travel in Italy
to help his friends that go to Italy to visit
and enjoy his old home country.
He also publishes books on the Argentine tango dance.

You can reach Enrico at enricomassetti@msn.com.