Tuscan befana biscuits


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How to make befana biscuits, a traditional Tuscan recipe based on flour and eggs, with a complete preparation process, from the dough to baking in the oven with relative times.


Ingredients for 6 people

- Flour gr. 500

- Sugar gr. 300


- Butter gr. 150

- 4 eggs

- Half a glass of milk


- A sachet of yeast

- A glass of rum or anisette

- Orange peel


- Colored cashews cashew nuts

- Little salt

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Befana biscuits preparation

Make a crater with flour and mix it with soft butter, sugar, 3 eggs, a teaspoon of grated orange or lemon zest, baking powder, liqueur and a pinch of salt.

Sprinkle with a little milk in order to have a smooth mixture, work quickly, make it into a ball and let the dough rest for about half an hour in a cool place or in the fridge.

Roll out the dough with a rolling pin giving it a thickness of about 4 millimeters.

Then cut it with the special shapes in the shape of clovers, animals, hearts and stars.

Grease a baking tray and put the befanini in it, brush them with the beaten egg and sprinkle them with the colored sprinkles.

Bake them in a hot oven for about 20 minutes, until they have taken on a nice color between golden and hazelnut.

Traditional Tuscan Cookies: Befanini - Real Italian Kitchen - Episode 126 (August 2022)


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