Cavallucci are the Sienese and Tuscan sweet that is perhaps the most typical for the feast of the Epiphany.
It is usually eaten with Vin Santo or Spumante Secco to create a perfect contrast.
In this blog post you will find a quick and easy recipe that you can try at home.
Pour yourself a glass of Spumante, sit back, relax and learn how to make Cavallucci Senesi
300 g Flour 00250 g Sugar100 g Walnut kernels70 g Candied orange50 g Honey8 Aniseed seeds Cinnamon powder Bicarbonate
Time: 1 h Level: MediumDoses: 12 people
Mix in a bowl the flour with the crushed aniseed seeds, the coarsely chopped walnuts, the candied orange cut into small cubes, a teaspoon of cinnamon and half a teaspoon of baking soda.
Dissolve the sugar in a small saucepan with the honey and 50 g of water and cook it until it is completely dissolved and starts to run (syrup). Pour the syrup into the bowl with the flour and mix the ingredients with a spoon.
Then form 12 slightly flattened and irregular balls (about 5 cm in diameter and 2-2.5 cm thick), working with floured hands (the mixture is a bit sticky). Place the balls on a baking tray covered with baking paper and dust with a little flour. Bake in the oven at 150-160 °C for about 20 minutes, take the cavallucci out of the oven and let them cool down.
All you have to do is try them out and uncork a nice bottle of wine to create a unique and irresistible experience!
We wish you a wonderful start to the new year.