Quaresimali (Lenten biscuits)
- Preparation time: 20 minutes.
- Cooking time: 10 minutes.
- 3 eggs.
- 150g icing sugar.
- 100g plain flour.
- 50g cocoa powder.
Whisk the egg whites until stiff and stir in the sugar, sifted flour and cocoa powder with a pinch of salt. Fill a pastry bag with the mixture and "write" the letters of the alphabet onto a buttered baking tray. Leave plenty of space between the biscuits as they will spread during cooking and might join together . Bake in the oven for ten minutes at 150°C. They are ready when they turn an attractive golden brown colour.
These biscuits are typical, fatless Lenten fare, as their name suggests.