Pane dei Morti
• 4 cups amaretti cookies
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 1/2 cups sugar
• 1 cup almond blanched and grinded
• 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
• Pinch salt
• 3.5 oz bittersweet chocolate
• 1 cup dried figs diced into small pieces
• 1 cup raisins soaked in warm water for 15 minutes
• 4 Egg Whites
• ½ cup White Wine
• 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
• Powdered Sugar
Preheat the oven to 350° F.
In a double boiler, melt chocolate over low heat. Cool slightly. Crumb the amaretti to a powder and mix with the flour, almonds, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl.
Add the melted chocolate, wine and egg whites. Mix everything together until combined. Drain the raisins and pat dry with a towel. Add the raisins and the figs to the chocolate mixture. Knead vigorously for about ten minutes until you obtain a soft dough. Divide the dough in pieces with the shape of 4 inches long and flat oval biscuits.
Put them in the oven and cook for about 30 minutes. Serve them with powdered sugar