It would be easier to buy them, but doing them is much more fun! We prepare the most famous cookies that children like so much: the Ringo
A disk of vanilla shortbread and one of cocoa shortbread with a layer of white cream inside them: i Ringo!
This is perhaps one of the biscuits most loved by the little ones and preparing it at home is very easy.
The base is a crunchy and crumbly short pastry, while the cream can be made in many ways according to taste. If you are curious to try, follow our advice.
Short pastry for Ringo
For the biscuit base you have to prepare two shortbread different, one white and one with cocoa. It is not enough to add cocoa to the white part.
So for the vanilla pastry mix 130 g of 00 flour with 80 g of not too soft butter and 50 g of sugar. Then add an egg yolk and a teaspoon of vanilla extract and mix.
The cocoa pastry, on the other hand, is prepared with 100 g of 00 flour, 30 g of bitter cocoa, 60 g of sugar, an egg yolk and 80 g of butter. Always remember to add a pinch of salt to the pastry which enhances the taste counteracting the sweetness.
Let the two dough rest in the refrigerator wrapped in the film until they have become very compact and solid because the pastry should always be worked cold and never too long.
The Ringo Cream
The white creamy sauce is a chocolate ganache and is prepared simply by dissolving in 60 ml of hot liquid cream 100 g of excellent quality white chocolate. Let the mixture rest at room temperature and then pass it in the refrigerator for an hour.
If you don't like white chocolate you can use a classic hazelnut spread, either white or black, a butter cream or even a mascarpone cream.
How to make the biscuit
After spreading the two doughs not too thinly with a rolling pin, cut them with small round biscuit molds and bake them at 180 ° for 10 minutes.
You can also use pastry stamps to decorate the shortbreads with the designs or letters you prefer just like the real Ringo.
Let the biscuits cool once cooked and then fill them with the cream.
Homemade Ringo can be kept for a couple of days at room temperature or for 5 days in the fridge having a cream prepared with fresh cream inside. If instead you use the classic Nutella, you can keep them longer.