WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN A RECIPE SAYS "BRING TO ROOM TEMPERATURE"?
Eggs and butter incorporate more easily into a batter when they are at room temperature.
For butter: Remove from the refrigerator at least one hour or up to a day before using. To help butter warm up, cut it into pieces. Or if you are in a hurry, microwave it on 20 percent power for a few seconds at a time.
For eggs: Remove from the refrigerator 20 to 30 minutes before using. For faster warming, soak whole eggs in a bowl of warm water until they are no longer cool to the touch, about 5 minutes.
Amaretti are a classic Italian cookie. They are made with finely ground
almonds and a very small amount of flour. Amaretti are enjoyed not
only as a sweet treat but as an ingredient in many Italian recipes.
Cantuccini are miniature biscotti that come from Prato, near
Florence, Italy. Cantuccini are firmer and crisper than regular
biscotti. They are commonly used for dipping in Vin Santo, a
sweet dessert wine.
Lace cookies are made from a dropped batter that spreads
and separates as it bakes into lacy, brittle, see-through