Krumiri are typical biscuits from Piedmont (north of Italy), being one of the most popular in Italy. It is part of their culture and of children's tea.
The original shape of Krumiri is a half moon - when their creator, the confectioner Domenico Rossi, invented them in 1878, he wanted to pay an homage to King Vittorio Emanuelle II so he shaped the biscuits like the King's moustaches.
Some people say that the original recipe contained only corn flour, others say that it was wheat flour. I guess we'll never know.
My Krumiri recipe was given to me by Camilla, a friend from Piedmont and, like many recipes, each family makes their own adaptation.
This is the one I make, which is a mixture of corn flour and wheat flour.
—Maria Teresa Jorge
about 36 biscuits
eggs at room temperature
(100 g) sugar fine
(1 cup minus 1 tbsp / 210g) butter room temperature
1 1/3 cups
(160g) all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups
( 230g) corn flour - extra fine
vanilla pod - seeds scraped
pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch / 1.27cm star pastry tube