crackle finish on savoiardi?

Discussion in 'Professional Pastry Chefs' started by oldiebutgoodie, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. oldiebutgoodie

    oldiebutgoodie

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    I can't seem to create the thin, meringue-like finish on savoiardi cookies. I've tried various methods -- sifting powdered sugar on them before baking (after letting it sink in for 10 minutes or so) etc. Nothing has worked.
    Do any of you know how this topping is achieved? All the savoiardi I've bought at Italian pastry shops have this delicious top crust. Thanks for any help.
     
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    remove from oven and invert on 10X (a finer grain) sugar... let cool in this spot....

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