LINGUE DI GATTO “cat’s tongues”
These biscuits are a classic of Italian cuisine. Every pastry shop sells them and they are very often served with ice cream. Their name literally means “cat’s tongues” as their shape and size resemble a cat’s tongue
About 40 biscuits:
- 3.5 ounces 100 gms butter (at room temperature)
- 3.5 ounces 100 gms flour
- 3.5 ounces 100 gms icing sugar
- 4 egg whites (at room temperature)
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- Mash the soft butter with a spoon.
- Add the icing sugar and mix very well until the butter is really soft and creamy.
- Now sift the flour into the butter mixture and keep stirring until well combined.
- Add one egg white at a time and the vanilla extract and keep mixing well.
- When the batter is ready, make 5 cm long strips, either with a spoon: or with a sac-a-poche:
- Keep some space between the biscuits as they will expand (and flatten) while cooking. Bake in a preheated oven at 400 F 200°C for 6-7 minutes. Remove quickly from the pan using a spatula to avoid burning and put them on a rack to cool down.