Reginelle Sesame Cookies
500gr 00 Flour
200ml Semi skimmed Milk
150gr Sesame seeds
5gr Baking Soda
Le Reginelle, also called “Biscotti Regina” or “Viscotta ‘nciminati” in Sicilian dialect, are crispy biscuits from the Palermo area. The peculiarity of the Reginelle is that their surface is entirely covered with sesame seeds, an element already very used in the decoration of Sicilian bread, which give it a dry, slightly toasted aroma. They’re incredibly good with Tea and Coffee!
In a bowl mix the flour and sugar, then add saffron and the baking powder (previously dissolved in milk), butter, eggs, grated lemon zest (just a pinch!) and salt (again, just a pinch!).
Mix with energy and for a long time until the mixture is solid enough, then let the dough rest for at least 60 minutes.
After this time, put the stretch the dough in a 15 mm thick sheet, cut out about 5 cm long knobs and roll them well in the sesame seeds until almost covering their surface.
Cook the cookies in a preheated oven at 200 ° until golden (about 10-15 min).
Then continue cooking at 150 ° for another 10-15 min so that the biscuits dry out well for their known dry aspect!
Enjoy one of the most typical cookies in the Palermo area, and make sure to share them with your friends and family – don’t eat all of them by yourself!