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4 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 1/2 cups caster sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon of salt 4 eggs 2 egg yolks 8 oz. chopped almonds (unblanched) 2 more egg yolks Keep a little milk around to use in the glaze.
Preheat the oven to 450 F.
Mix the flour, the sugar, the baking powder, the salt, the whole eggs and the yolk all together. When the dough is smooth, knead the almonds into it. Divide the dough into 8 parts and make each into a cigar shape. Flour a baking sheet and place the logs on it, giving them each some room, and slide into preheated oven. Bake for 20 minutes, or until they're a nice gold colour. While the logs are still warm,cut them into 1 inch thick slices and then cook them for another five minutes. Let them get cool before serving. NOTE: Cantucci keep for a long time in an airtight container.