Sweet brooms of the Befana – Italian Cuisine

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The sweet brooms of the Befana are a very sweet idea to bring a themed sweet to the table on the day of the Epiphany (even if, if you want, you can also recycle them for Halloween, passing them off as witches;)) Little work (just enough time to prepare and shape the pastry and then to assemble everything with melted chocolate) for a tender, cute and even greedy result. You can serve them as a sweet on the day of the Befana, or even use them as a little gift to put in the stocking … what do you think?

  • Preparation time Preparation: 35 min
  • Cooking time cooking: 10 min
  • Total time total: 45 min + 1-2 hours of rest
Sweet brooms of the Befana
Sweet brooms of the Befana


How to make the Befana's sweet brooms

Prepare the shortcrust pastry by combining all the ingredients in a bowl and stirring quickly until you get a smooth dough.
Cover with cling film and let it rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Resume the dough, create 3 sausages about 1-2 cm wide and divide them into 5 pieces, which you will then have to shape to create the bristles of the brushes: just create a half oval and then engrave the bristles with the prongs of a fork.

Arrange the biscuits on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 180 ° C for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown, in a preheated convection oven.

Remove the biscuits from the oven and let them cool completely, then melt the chocolate, dip the top of the pretzels in it and let them adhere to the biscuits to create the handles (use plenty of chocolate so that they do not come off!).
As they are ready, place your brooms on parchment paper and let it dry completely.

The sweet brooms of the Befana are ready, you just have to serve them.

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