I don’t mean to cheat. These biscuits were made in December when I was visiting my family in
There is an Italian biscuit called Bacci di Dona that if translated in Portuguese would be called just like the one I am posting here - however, the ingredients are not exactly the same. Beijos de dama is originally from north
These biscuits that I am telling you about, Beijos de Dama, smell and taste great. Nuts have a beautiful smell once they are roasted slightly. Burnt nuts are not very attractive.
I have to add something about the ingredients: mum has always cooked an awful lot and her kitchen always had all sorts of gadgets. The first stop of my holiday was
I had loads of fun cooking with my mum. I remember that the first biscuits that I tried to ‘decorate’ with chocolate stripes were not too pretty. I got very frustrated and felt terribly inapt. Mum took over that role. At first we got big splodges of chocolate and ended up laughing about it – mum kept saying that it was modern art. In end I loved the way they all turned out Beijos de Dama – Lady’s kisses
Beijos de Dama – Lady’s kisses
1 cup of sugar (180g)
1 ½ cups Brazil nuts, toasted and ground
2 cups flour (250g)
1 cup butter (200g) room temperature
1 egg yolk
100g dark chocolate, chopped
Preheat the oven – 180C – medium temperature. Grease and flour a baking sheet – 40cm x 32cm.
Prepare the dough: sieve the sugar in a bowl, add the
Make little balls with the dough – around 2cm each. Arrange them on the baking sheet keeping them a bit apart. Bake for approximately 20 minutes or when it is golden brown. Transfer it to a rack to cool.
For the icing: put the chocolate on a bowl over a pan boiling water and let it melt – do not let the bowl touch the water. When melted, remove it from the heat and use the thongs of a fork to draw lines over the biscuit.