is the translation of the name of these Italian confections...
i finally tried this recipe from the Complete Canadian Living Cookbook...
with dark chocolate, these are lactose free, and they lend themselves to a variety of add-ins...
chopped toasted nuts, nougat, dried fruit...
i think they should be called "simple yet fabulous" instead.
using a stand mixer for part two makes it even easier.
Brutti ma Buoni Cookies
4 egg whites
1 C granulated sugar
whisk these together in a double boiler
until the whites are glossy and opaque.
(about 10 minutes)
they needn't be whisked the whole time...
multitask, and chop up:
2 C good quality dark chocolate.
remove the eggwhite/sugar mix from heat, and
beat until cool and thickened
(about 7 minutes)
then gently fold in:
3 T flour
1 t vanilla
drop by heaping tablespoons onto
parchment lined baking sheets.
bake, 1 sheet at a time, in the centre of a 350 degree oven
for about 25 minutes...
check at 20 minutes, though...trust your instincts.
cool on a wire rack, then store at room temperature.
that is it. a special treat. just keep an eye on your sneaky housemates.
especially the really short ones.