I should have written about the recipe of Necci, Chestnut Flour Crepes, some days ago, but this Christmas had been very busy. So, despite the fact today is not Christmas time anymore, I decided to dedicate some time to share one of the recipes of Tuscan Christmas tradition I love the most, for its sweetness and for its ingredients. Read More
Befanini cookies are traditional biscuits of northern Tuscany baked during Italian Christmas holidays. To me, these delicious and colored cookies always marked the beginning of Epiphany celebrations, the 5th January, and also a sign of the upcoming return to the normal life. Read More
The American Donuts, in Tuscany are called Bomboloni. And honestly, I knew them with the Tuscan name until Homer Simpson make donuts so popular in Italy.
When I was a kid, I used to spend the whole summer at the beach of the Versilia and Apuan Coast with my mother and my two sisters. Sometimes, if we were unusually good, or if my mamma just forgot the “merenda“, we could have a “bombolone”, or “frate”, as they are called in other parts of Tuscany. Read More
Some say that it comes from the village of Codena, someone supports that is originally from Bedizzano, some others assume that was born in Torano, where women also spread the parmesan cheese on the surface of the cake. Read More
The Schiaccia alla campigliese is a traditional Tuscan cake, originating of the tiny hamlet of Campiglia Marittima on the Etruscan Coast in center Tuscany. If you’ll visit Tuscany one day, I suggest you definitely to try this crispy and tasty cake that has to be served with a glass of Tuscan Vinsanto or with a glass of sweet dessert wine. Read More
Anyway, I really love zucchini blossoms for their color, tenderness, exquisite taste and for their shape. They seem specifically created to be stuffed. Read More