Sicilian Tetù

Sicilian Tetù

Ingredients for 6 people:

00 flour 500g

peeled almonds 150g

lard 150 gr

caster sugar 150g

1 egg

2 egg whites

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

icing sugar 250g

3 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa





Mix the flour with a pinch of baking soda, then add the egg, granulated sugar, vanilla, lard, almonds finely chopped and a pinch of salt. Mix thoroughly, adding a little at a time, the necessary milk to obtain a mixture sufficiently soft then, create some little rolls and from these, unplug many balls the size of a walnut.

Arrange them on a baking tray lined with baking paper and place in preheated oven at 170 ° C for 30 minutes.

Besides, beat the egg whites and add the sifted powdered sugar; Beat vigorously with a whisk pastry for about 10 minutes until obtain a cream smooth and dense. Add 3 tablespoons of cocoa and brush the warm cookies with icing and finally let them dry in the oven at 150 ° C for 5 minutes.

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