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

Scrumptious Raisin & Rosemary Buns…Yummy!!

Or as they call them in Firenze….Pan di Ramerino.

Scrum scrum, scrummy!!

The first time I saw these in Firenze, I thought euhhhhhh, yucky , yucky mix….!!

But like the sweet vegetable tart from Lucca that sounds weird, these are wonderfully delicious and a fantastic combination of flavours!!

Not quite as taken by the Lucchese tart as these though…….

That tart is weird but nice…imagine silverbeet with sugar and you get my drift…

BUT these are scrumptious and I insist you make them!! Continue reading