Canestrelli | How to make Canestrelli

By foodn flavors  |  8th Sep 2015  |  
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About Canestrelli Recipe

Italian short bread/ cookies

Canestrelli, a deliciously finger licking recipe to treat your family and friends. This recipe of Canestrelli by foodn flavors will definitely help you in its preparation. The Canestrelli can be prepared within few minutes. The time taken for cooking Canestrelli is 40 minutes. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish tastes superb! This recipe is appropriate to serve 6 people. The recipe details out how to make Canestrelli step by step. The detailed explanation makes Canestrelli so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. The recipe for Canestrelli can be tweaked in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe of Canestrelli from BetterButter.


Ingredients to make Canestrelli

  • butter - 350gms
  • 2-3 egg yolks (hard boiled)
  • Icing sugar- 175g
  • all purpose flour- 375g
  • Corn flour- 175g
  • Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
  • lemon zest - One lemon

How to make Canestrelli

  1. 1. Place the butter, sugar and vanilla extract in a table top mixer, using a paddle attachment, mix them till soft and fluffy.
  2. 2. Add the sieved egg yolk, lemon zest and mix, continue adding the flour and mix till they form a homogeneous mixture (1-2 minutes).
  3. 3. Divide the dough into two equal halves and rest for 10 minutes and roll them out making 2 inch thick square. Using a flower shaped cutter cut and lay the Canestrelli's on to a baking tray layered with parchment paper.
  4. 4. Bake them at 140°C for 20 minutes. Allow them to cool and generously dust with icing sugar and serve.

My Tip:

Note: The Canestrelli dough has to be soft, do not over work the dough, as the gluten develops the short breads will become hard.

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