Wednesday, October 22, 2008


There were some cooking books in the house were I stayed over in Lisbon. We spent quite some time inside the house, so I looked them up. Yes, I found some interesting recipes. This is one of them.

These are italian cookies. They were invented by an italian chef: Domenico Rossi. Their name comes from a liquor that was fashionable at the moment in the Piemonte region arround 1800, the Krumiro. They were baked for the first time in 1878 and in 1884 received the bronze medal in the Torino Universal Exhibition. A little lesson in culinary history...

I liked them, they have a different texture and a very nice one for that matter. They're in the cookie category "super easy and quick to make". They're not too sweet or rich at all. I can't find any faults in them...

From Sabores Irresistíveis

  • 125 gr. cornmeal
  • 100 gr. flour
  • 75 gr. sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 75 gr. butter, room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  1. In a bowl, mix both flours, sugar, vanille extract and cinnamon.
  2. Cream butter and egg yolks. Combine with flour mixture.
  3. Put the dough in a pastry bag or in some similar device.
  4. Bake at 220º C in a preheated oven for 10 min. or until they're dry and golden.
We'll see what the rest of the family has to say tomorrow.