the italian cookies name ‘brutti ma buoni’ translates ugly but good. well, i think they are beautiful and very good. they resembles moon stones.
they are baked mainly mid autumn; the harvesting time of the hazelnuts. and all around the year. the most known are prepared with hazelnuts but they could be prepared with almonds as well.
here i am baking them with hazelnuts and adding bit of cacao. they are very simple to make only 3 ingredients needed
200 g hazelnuts + (1 Tbsp granulated sugar + 2 tsp cacao)
100g icing sugar
1 egg white
grill the hazelnuts and peel them..almost.. i like to keep some of the brown peel.
put the hazelnuts in a food processor.
add 1 tbsp of granulated sugar and 2 tsp of cacao.
give them few pulses untill you get one part sort of pwder and the rest big chunks of hazelnuts