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Jan 24, 2005 02:02 PM


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does anyone know how to make crunchy amaretti like amaretti di saronno. they're so expensive and the cheaper brands or the same type aren't as good. crave them.

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  1. Unfortunately, I don't know how to make amaretti di Saronna, and I, too, love them. I often buy them (bought them today, in fact) at Marshalls stores, surprising as that may sound. They are usually in the housewares area with the olive oils, coffee beans, etc. I also check there for quality pots and pans - they often have great deals on All-Clad.

    Good luck.

    1. Amaretti (Spumetti) from Pescara, Italy:

      500g almonds (toast whole almonds in 400 degree oven, turning and tasting them, and then chop)

      4 egg whites - beat and then add:
      450g icing sugar
      1 tbsp almond extract
      chopped almonds
      then add:
      1 cup flour mixed with 1 tsp baking powder

      chill mixture for 10 mins.
      drop spoonfuls into pan
      bake at 325 degrees for 10 minutes

      They will be crunchy!

      ~Food Tourist

      2 Replies
      1. re: Food Tourist

        thanks, but there's no flour in the ingredient list so i'm sure that isn't the same cookie.

        1. re: hello

          Italian amaretti doesn't contain flour -- though there might be recipe variations that might. The recipe above is correct.

      2. I googled and found this:

        Let us know if you try it

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        1. re: ValL

          thanks so much. this looks like it.