These conventional Calabrian cookies are made with flour, honey, and a bit of little bit of seasoning—that is it!
Mostaccioli Calabresi | Italian Honey Cookies
You can also make quite simple “S”-shapes for a simple cookie, or you possibly can mould the dough into complicated patterns just like the Calabrian cookie artisans who make mostaccioli in Soriano. Get inventive!
There are NO right quantities of any ingredient. This recipe may be very easy however have to be finished by eye, really feel and style!
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For this recipe, you’ll need:
Pour flour into a big mixing bowl. The quantity is completely as much as you, however we perhaps advocate beginning with about 2 cups (250g). Season the flour with cinnamon and cloves, however remember you can at all times add extra.
Subsequent, add some honey and start mixing it in by hand. You wish to add simply sufficient to make a agency dough that’s solely barely cheesy, not sticky. Don’t fret when you add an excessive amount of, you possibly can at all times stability it out by dusting with extra flour at any level! Style it as you go and add extra cinnamon and/or cloves if you want.
When a tough dough varieties within the bowl, switch it to a clear work floor and knead till it is vitally uniform. Mud with extra flour if it is sticky.
Preheat an oven to 340 levels F (170 C).
Lower a manageable piece of the dough off and roll it together with your fingers into an extended snake, a few finger’s width in diameter. Trim it as wanted and make an “S” form, then place the cookie on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Proceed till all the dough is assembled into cookies.
Bake for 15-17 minutes, or till golden. As a result of the dough is essentially fabricated from honey, remember that the cookies grow to be very onerous after they calm down. We advocate consuming them sizzling, or warming them once more briefly within the microwave proper earlier than consuming them. They’ve a tremendously lengthy shelf-life and could be stored in an hermetic container for a very long time.