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You'll need
  • 200 g of icing sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 150 g of raisins, soaked and squeezed
  • 150 g of almonds
  • 80 g of of pine nuts
  • 70 g of of hazelnuts
  • 125 g of candied citron
  • 125 g of candied orange peel
  • 200 g of flour
How to make it
  1. Preheat oven to 170°C.
  2. Pour the icing sugar into a bowl and mix in an egg at a time, whisking with the electric whisk or with a wooden spoon until light and foamy, as suggested by Ada Boni.
  3. Add the soaked and squeezed raisins, the chopped almonds, pine nuts, hazelnuts and the finely minced candied citron and orange peel.
  4. At the end add the flour and mix gently.
  5. Sprinkle some flour on the marble kitchen table and spoon the dough over the table. Shape the dough into a sausage with your floured hands.
  6. Roll it gently and place it on a lightly buttered baking sheet. Brush the surface with a beaten egg and bake for about an hour.
  7. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool, then cut it into thin slices.
  8. The biscuits are ready now, though I preferred to bake them again for 5 minutes in a preheated oven to 190°C, until golden and crisp.
Recipe by Juls' Kitchen at