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Italian Fig Cookies: Traditional Recipe

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Italian Fig Biscuits Recipe

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Exquisite sweet snack of Italian origin, from the region of Sicily. Cassatelles are small pastries that you can fill with different sweet mixtures.
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Rest Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 50 minutes
Course: cookies
Cuisine: Italian
Nombre: Fig biscuits
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 240kcal
Author: admin


For the dough:

  • 500 grams of 00 flour.
  • 500 grams of durum flour.
  • 16 grams of yeast.
  • 250 grams of lard.
  • 300 grams of sugar.
  • 250 ml lukewarm water.
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla.

For the filling

  • 450 grams dried figs.
  • 150 grams of sliced almonds.
  • 150 grams of sultanas.
  • 100 grams of walnuts.
  • 100 grams of hazelnuts.
  • 50 grams of pine nuts.
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon powder.
  • 3 tablespoons honey.
  • 2 teaspoons of powdered cloves.
  • 130 ml. marsala or Port wine.
  • 2 tangerines.
  • 2 oranges.

For garnish:

  • 200 grams of icing sugar.
  • 1 egg white.
  • 15 drops of lemon juice.
  • Rain of colours.


  • Place the flours, sugar, vanilla, yeast, and lard in a bowl. Mix by hand to combine all the ingredients very well.
  • Gradually add the warm water and continue mixing.
  • Knead just until well blended.
  • Wrap in cling film for one hour.
  • Grind the figs and nuts in a food processor. Set aside.
  • Remove the peel from the mandarins and oranges, discarding the white part of them, pulverise them finely and then mix them with the nuts.
  • Add the cinnamon, the powdered cloves and the honey.
  • Finally, add the marsala little by little and mix very well.
  • Cut the pastry into small cubes, roll it out to a thickness of 0.5 cm.
  • Fill with a teaspoonful of the mixture, giving it the shape of an empanada.
  • Leave to rest for half an hour.
  • Bake for 20 minutes at 180°C.
  • Mix the sugar, egg white and lemon juice. Paint and decorate with the rain of colours.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 5 minutes.

Calorías y Nutrición

Serving: 100g | Calories: 240kcal

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