Homemade Cantucci

How to cook Homemade Cantucci:

Homemade Cantucci


  • 500g (4 cups) of flour
  • 200g (1 cup) of sugar
  • 8g (1/2 tbsp) of baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 70g (1/4 cup) of butter
  • 1 lemon (zest)
  • 3 eggs
  • 70ml (1/4 cup) of milk
  • 2 tbsp of anise liqueur
  • 200g of almonds


1. In a bowl with the flour add the sugar, baking powder, salt, butter, lemon (zest), eggs, milk, anise liqueur and mix. When the dough starts to form knead with your hands to obtain a smooth dough.

2. Transfer the dough to the working surface and flatten it with your hands. Arrange the almonds and close the dough forming the loaf.

3. Split the dough into 4 parts and roll out each one to create the sticks. Transfer them to the baking tray covered with parchment paper and bake in the oven at 180°C/360°F for 30 minutes.

4. Cut each stick on the slices after baking and transfer again to the baking tray. Bake in the oven for 20 more minutes at 180°C/360°F until they are golden and crunchy.

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