Sicilian Almond, Pistachio & Cardamom Biscuits….

I know you will look at this and go”UGLY”

yummmm

yummmm

But I beg, beg, beg of you…..Don’t judge a cookie by its cover!!

This is in the same vein on the brutti ma buoni 

Not so attractive visually but the taste and the mix of ingredients will BLOW your taste buds away!! Continue reading

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Mmmmm Ricciarelli? Simply divine…

When I tasted these little devils in Siena, I thought mmmm, easily a daily addiction:)

Little pillows of heaven….

I didn’t realise they were made with a marzipan like paste called Mandorle.

In fact I am not 100% sure what the difference is….

I thought they were very similar or the same dependant on which country you lived in.

Had a  quick look and apparently Marzipan is Almond paste with more sugar added, very simply.

Also Marzipan is used more for icing but Almond paste is used more as a filling:) Continue reading

One Zaletti, Two Zaletti…………

Yum, yum and YUM!!

My apologies, I have been quiet the last week.

I was really upset about greedygirl breaking down BUT BUT BUT BUT!!

Good news

Greedygirl can be fixed and will be home this week and is in EXCELLENT condition for her age and has many years left!!Yippee!

To celebrate, we are going to have a yeasty beasty and non yeasty beasty fest!!!

I was baking up a storm this weekend and used one of the sourdough starters that I made 2-3 weeks ago.

More on that soon….

First, these little beauties…………….Zaletti..

Z Z Z Z Z Zaletti…..

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