100g Almonds (with skins, lightly toasted and allowed to cool)
260g 00 Flour
12g Baking Powder
170g Caster Sugar
1 Egg Yolk
Mix the caster sugar and egg together (not the single yolk!)
Sift Flour, baking powder and salt into a shallow bowl and make a well in the middle
Pour the egg mixture into the 'well' and gradually draw in the flour to make a soft dough
Mix in the almonds
Put the dough onto a lightly floured board and roll out into 'sausages' (about the same thickness as normal sausages!). Depending on your baking tray, you may make one two or three sausages...the fewer the better.
butter and lightly flour your baking tray and lay out the sausages. Then glaze the tops with the remaining egg yolk.
Bake in a preheated oven at 160-180c for around 15 minutes until the dough turns to a 'sandy' colour
Remove from the oven and using a sharp knife cut diagonally into slices so that you have cantuccini shapes
Return to the oven for a further 6-10 minutes till your cantuccini are crispy at the edges
Cool on a rack and store in an airtight tin.