Recipe for Italian “Beans of the Dead” (Fave dei morti)

Recipe for Italian “Beans of the Dead” (Fave dei morti)

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On the day of the Dead, “Beans of the Dead” (Fave dei morti) are eaten in the Veneto resion of Italy.  They’re small cookies.  Here’s a recipe recommended to me by Emanuela Marsura from Italy.  I gave the measurements in grams and also cups.

Recipe for Fave dei morti (Beans of the Dead)

Ingredients

3 1/2 Tablespoons Softened Butter (50 g.)
3/4 cups Almond Meal/Flour (125 g.)
3/4 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour (95 g.)
2/3 cups Sugar (150 g.)
1/2 teaspoonful Vanilla
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
1 Egg
Zest of a Lemon
Food Dye (Optional)

Preheat the oven to 300F (150C).
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.

1. Mix together the almond meal and the all-purpose flour.  Set aside.

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2. In separate bowl, combine the butter with the sugar, vanilla and cinnamon.

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3.  Add in the egg and combine.

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4. Add in the lemon zest and combine.

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5. Slowly add in the flour mixture and combine.

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6. Roll the dough into balls the size of a walnut and place on the cookie sheet (that already has parchment paper on it).

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7. Use your pointer finger to make an indentation in the center of the balls of dough.

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8. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes until lightly brown.

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