How can i be reassured? children in this period, in the midst of the emergency Coronavirus? For example by having them draw a rainbow with the inscription # andràtuttobene to hang outside the window for a message of hope like the many that we have seen springing up in our cities.
# will go well: a rainbow to eat
And that same rainbow we can imagine painting it also on gods cookies, to spend a few hours at home doing something fun together and to have something good to enjoy at breakfast or at snack. It is the idea that came to Matteo Cunsolo, baker of La Panetteria di Parabiago and president of the Bakery Association of Milan and its province. Matteo prepared them for his daughters, but then he thought of sharing the recipe with everyone to bring some joy and sweetness to the homes.
How to make rainbow biscuits
Ingredients for the pastry
500 g of flour
230 g of butter
170 g of icing sugar
90 g of yolks
Ingredients for the ice
450 g of icing sugar
90 g of egg white
A few drops of lemon juice
For the pastry
Sand the butter with the flour, then add the icing sugar and finally the yolks. Knead by pinching the dough and the butter in order to mix it with the flour and sugar but making sure that it does not melt with the heat of the hands. Then, knead until a smooth and homogeneous dough is obtained. Let the pastry rest 2-3 hours in the fridge before using it. After the time, roll out the dough with a thickness of 4-5 mm and make the biscuits with the help of a round pasta bowl. Bake at 165-170 degrees for 15 minutes.
For the ice
Mix egg white, icing sugar and 2-3 drops of lemon juice in a bowl (with a whisk, or by hand) until a thick mixture is obtained.
How to decorate
Divide the ice into 8 parts and colored with gel food colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, purple. Leave a part of white ice to draw the rainbow clouds. Once the colors are prepared, transfer the ice cream to a pastry bag and decorate the biscuits. For the #will go, use dark tempered chocolate or advanced colored ice.
The ice must be used immediately otherwise in contact with the air it tends to dry out; to gain some time, cover it with plastic wrap or with a wet and wrung out paper towel that will keep it of the right consistency to be used.