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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

SAVOIARDI BISCUITS

The origins of the Savoiardi biscuits are lost in time , especially because they were prepared in many different places in Italy and abroad ( just think of the ladyfinger English ) .

So many names but only one cookie , easy to carry , soft used for many recipes . The Savoiardi biscuits , typical Piedmont cuisine, are used in the preparation of tiramisu ( dessert loved by the Count of Cavour) also soaked in milk alone.



The history of the Savoiardi biscuits is therefore very uncertain, according to legend, to welcome the King of France to visit, Amedeo VI of Savoy made ​​by the court chefs prepare a special cookie to impress the Kings We are in the mid- 1300s and from that day the biscuits have spread throughout Italy and Europe thanks to the influence of the House of Savoy .
If the ladyfingers story is quite uncertain are very sure of their lightness and delicacy.
The biscuits are the typical recipe of Piedmontese cuisine that more than others has spread to Italy and the world.

INGREDIENTS FOR 4 PEOPLE

150 grams of caster sugar
100 grams of flour 00
4 eggs
50 grams of sugar
salt


PROCEDURE

Beat the egg yolks and whisk together with 80 g of granulated sugar until the mixture is soft and creamy.

Add a pinch of salt and the flour , stirring well to combine.

Beat egg whites until stiff with a pinch of salt and 20 g of powdered sugar, then gently add them to the mixture previously prepared with the egg yolks , stirring up not to dismantle them .
Grease and lightly flour a baking sheet.

Put the mixture of ladyfingers in a pastry bag with a plain nozzle and meter sticks on the baking sheet about 10 cm long , well spaced to prevent , swelling in the area, sticking to one another.

Mix the granulated sugar and powdered sugar and cover the remaining ladyfingers .
Let stand for 10 minutes, then repeat.

Bake at 180 ° C for 15-20 minutes, until the cookies have taken the classic golden color , remove from the oven , gently remove them from the pan and let cool on a rack .

Serve the Savoiardi biscuits with the traditional zabaglione cream , the classic combination of the salons of the aristocracy of Turin 800.




If you are looking for the biscuits ready , perhaps to prepare a tiramisu , can be found on the website www.dolcepiemonte.com by following this link: " SAVOIARDI " you can get them directly to your home .

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