Bichromatic Baci di Dama cookies – Lady’s Kisses

Let’s take a little break from the proposals for Christmas lunch… Of course you will not mind too much because we’re presenting a duo of Lady’s Kisses, a traditional italian pastry called Baci di dama 😉 . The first version is kinda classic with almond and hazelnut dough filled with dark chocolate cream. The second is the exact opposite: a chocolate dough, filled with white chocolate, flavored with a hint of tonka bean.

baci di dama bicromatici
This duo of kisses is perfectly suitable for a buffet: elegantly arranged in a pyramid, will not pass unnoticed thanks to their chromatic chiasmus! Just be careful not just to knock them down in the haste to taste them 😉 .


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Bichromatic Baci di Dama cookies - Lady's Kisses

Cuisine Egg free, Vegetarian
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 35 cookies
Difficulty Medium

Ingredients

White cookies

  • 100 g of flour
  • 100 g of butter
  • 75 g of sugar
  • 70 g of hazelnuts
  • 70 g of almonds
  • a pinch of salt

Dark chocolate filling

  • 25 g butter
  • 100 g of dark chocolate

Black cookis

  • 100 g of flour
  • 100 g of butter
  • 90 g of sugar
  • 15 g of cocoa
  • 70 g of hazelnuts
  • 70 g of almonds
  • a pinch of salt

White chocolate filling

  • 25 g butter
  • 100 g of white chocolate
  • 1 pinch of tonka bean

Instructions

White cookies

  1. Finely chop almonds and hazelnuts in a blender with the sugar, so that it absorbs the oil of the dried fruits.
  2. In a bowl mix the flour with the butter softened at room temperature.
  3. Add, then, dried fruits and a pinch of salt, working the dough quickly to not too warm it too much with your hands.
  4. Place it, covered with foil, in refrigerator to cool for half an hour.
  5. After that, roll out the dough with a thickness of 0.5 cm. With a dough cutter with a diameter of about 3 cm, cut the biscuits and bake in oven at 160° C for 25 minutes. The classic form of the Lady's Kisses is obviously the semi-sphere, but we chose this fun variant to be able to stack the biscuits without too many crashes 🙂 . If you want to try the traditional version, you can just shape the dough as a semi-sphere and bake in the oven in the same way.

For the filling fudge

  1. In a double boiler, melt gently butter and dark chocolate.
  2. Once the cookies are well cooled, fill them with the ganache and match them.

Black cookies

  1. As for white cookies, mix flour, butter, nuts, sugar and salt, remembering to add the cocoa. Similarly let stand in the refrigerator the mixture for half an hour.
  2. Cut, then, the discs and bake in oven at 160° C for 25 minutes.

White chocolate filling

  1. Prepare the ganache and add some ground tonka bean, which will give an amaretto-like flavour. Fill the biscuits and match them 🙂

Notes

The tonka beans have a very special flavour, which we can describe as a slightly bitter vanilla. If you want to know something more about this spice, look in the bottom of the post on our last trip to Annecy.

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