Mostaccioli Calabresi | Calabrian Honey Cookies

These conventional Calabrian cookies are made with flour, honey, and somewhat little bit of seasoning—that is it!


Mostaccioli Calabresi | Italian Honey Cookies

You can also make quite simple “S”-shapes for a straightforward cookie, or you possibly can mould the dough into complicated patterns just like the Calabrian cookie artisans who make mostaccioli in Soriano. Get artistic!

There are NO appropriate quantities of any ingredient. This recipe may be very easy however have to be completed by eye, really feel and style!

Watch the Pasta Grammar video the place we make this recipe right here:

For this recipe, you have to:

  • All-purpose flour

  • Honey

  • Cinnamon

  • Floor cloves

Pour flour into a big mixing bowl. The quantity is completely as much as you, however we possibly advocate beginning with about 2 cups (250g). Season the flour with cinnamon and cloves, however remember that you would be able to at all times add extra.

Subsequent, add some honey and start mixing it in by hand. You need to add simply sufficient to make a agency dough that’s solely barely cheesy, not sticky. Don’t be concerned in the event you add an excessive amount of, you possibly can at all times steadiness it out by dusting with extra flour at any level! Style it as you go and add extra cinnamon and/or cloves if you want.

When a tough dough types within the bowl, switch it to a clear work floor and knead till it is vitally uniform. Mud with extra flour if it is sticky.

Preheat an oven to 340 levels F (170 C).

Minimize a manageable piece of the dough off and roll it along with your fingers into an extended snake, a couple of finger’s width in diameter. Trim it as wanted and make an “S” form, then place the cookie on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Proceed till all the dough is assembled into cookies.

Bake for 15-17 minutes, or till golden. As a result of the dough is essentially manufactured from honey, remember that the cookies develop into very exhausting after they settle down. We advocate consuming them sizzling, or warming them once more briefly within the microwave proper earlier than consuming them. They’ve a tremendously lengthy shelf-life and might be saved in an hermetic container for a very long time.

Buon appetito!