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Friday, July 23, 2010

KRUMIRI COOKIES

In the traditional recipe of Krumiri we can find corn flour, sugar, eggs and butter. 

The history of krumiri: typical Piemontese sweets , dates from 1870 when the confectioner Domenico Rossi decides to experiment with his friends in the coffee  his invention of cookies
The official date of creation of these typical cookies in Casale Monferrato, however, is traced back to 1878, in the same year when died the first King of Italy, Vittorio Emanuele II. It appears that the shape of Krumiri is due to their characteristic mustache "handlebar" 
In 1884 Domenico Rossi participates with its already famous Krumiri to Universal Exhibition of Turin and between 1886 and 1891  he receives the Superintendent of the Patent Houses of the Dukes of Aosta, Genoa and the Royal House of Italy. 
Regarding the name Krumiri is not known with certainty its origin. Could come from Tunisian tribes or the name of a liquor that often accompany these cookies. The original recipe of Krumiri is secret , below it a carryover which is close to the original: 

Ingredients: 

corn flour 210 g 
butter 210 g 
white flour 150 g 
sugar 120 g 
vanilla 
3 egg yolks 
salt 

Mix the flour corn, flour, butter, sugar, egg yolks, a pinch of salt and vanilla; Let stand.
Divide large pieces, roll them in the form of sausage pastry syringe which is characteristic applicatuna nozzle with a flat bottom and knurled.

Flour the work surface and bring out the syringe torches lined the long, cut into pieces of about ten centimeters. Place these pieces on lightly greased baking tray and give them the shape Characteristics "handlebar."
Bake at 180 ° C for 10 minutes let stand for a whole night.

The Krumiri are excellent with 
zabaglione.

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