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Tuscan Cantucci

Try these delicious Tuscan biscuits ideal to enjoy after a Tuscan dinner and dip in Vin Santo.

Discover how to double bake these authentic almond biscuits in our step by step recipe below:

05 March, 2013
Average: 4.6 (19 votes)

Type of dish


Dietary Consideration

serves for


total time

1 HR 0 MIN


200 g, shelled
1 each, untreated
Orange zest
All purpose flour
400 g
1 pinch
Baking Powder
1 packet
Vanilla extract
1 packet
250 g
4 each
Egg yolks
For gazing


Watch how cantucci are made in the clip below:


Step 01

Toast the almonds without adding any fat and chop roughly.

Step 02

In a bowl mix the flour with the salt, baking powder, vanilla sugar and sugar.

Add the eggs, orange rind and 1 -2 tbsp orange juice and knead to a smooth dough.



Step 03

Mix in the almonds. Shape into 2 rolls approximately 6 cm in diameter, place on a greased baking tray, flatten slightly and brush with egg yolk.

Step 04

Bake in a hot oven (180°) for about 15 minutes, until lightly browned.


Step 05

Take out, brush with the rest of the orange juice and cut into approximately 1 cm slices.

Step 06

Lay the slices on the baking tray and bake for a further 10-15 minutes, until crisp. Turn once.

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