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