Baci di Dama


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Limoncello and Linen Water

Limoncello and Linen Water

By Tessa Kiros

Published 2012

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Also known as Lady’s or Dame’s kisses, many places in Italy have these wonderfully crisp biscuits, sandwiched together with a layer of dark chocolate. What could possibly be wrong with that?


  • 180 g ( oz) blanched almonds
  • 180 g (


Toast the nuts lightly in a dry frying pan, taking care not to burn them. Cool a bit, then grind with a tablespoon or so of the sugar. Cream the remaining sugar and butter using electric beaters. Add the flour and then the nuts, mixing by hand now to incorporate. Put in the fridge for a while so the dough is easier to work with.

Preheat the oven to