What a deli sipping a good cuppa served with a small tray of Queen's Biscuits (Biscotti Regina) :-)
They are lovely biscuits, very good and so easy to prepare. The recipe has been sent by Stefania who adapted it for Thermomix. The original recipe has been prepared by Michela Piana, on a cooking programme of Gambero Rosso Channel.
Michela Piana calls these biscuits "Queen's Biscuits" (biscotti regina) even if the real "Queen's Biscuits" are biscuits covered with sesame seeds and the ingredients are completely others :-)
Moreover these biscuits are perfect for those who are lactose intolerant, because they don't contain butter nor milk. They don't contemplate even margarine, vegetable ingredient which butter is often substituted with, but not everyone loves margarine.
I've offered these biscuits to some friends of mine who came to me on a Sunday afternoon and I had to make them again because we finished them all! They were so yummy :-) No problem, with Thermomix in a little time I've prepared so many biscuits they could also bring at home with them ;-)
If you are looking for other simple biscuits recipe I suggest you try the delicious Honey Biscuits or the very good Lingue Di Gatto Italian Traditional Biscuits. A success ;-)
- 4 Eggs, room temperature (divide yolks from egg-whites)
- 160 g Sugar
- 100 g Flour
- Vanillin (or Vanilla Sugar)
How to prepare the Queen's Biscuits
Put sugar and vanillin (or Vanilla Sugar) in the bowl. 10 Sec. Speed 10.
Insert the butterfly tool and add egg whites and a pinch of salt. 10 Min. 37°C Speed 2.
Let it rest for 10 Min. then start up Thermomix again for 15 Min. 37°C Speed 2.
Pour this mixture in a bowl.
Whip in the yolks slightly beaten and mix delicately from the bottom to the top, so that egg-whites remain whipped.
Add sifted flour inch by inch mixing gently.
Put the dough in a pastry bag and shape the biscuits as you like on a baking tray covered with greaseproof paper.
Bake into pre-heated over at 180°C for 10/12 Min.
You may garnish with chocolate drops and/or dust with icing sugar.
Translated from the Italian recipe
Biscotti Regina di Michela Piana per il Bimby