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Cenci or Chiacchere . Best Florence Carnival Recipe !

Make a fairly stiff dough with these ingredients, kneading it thoroughly, and adding more flour if it comes out too soft. Flour it and let it rest, covered, for about an hour. Then roll it out into an eighth-of-an-inch-thick sheet, and use a serrated pastry wheel to cut it into strips as long as your palm and two fingers wide. Make a cut down the middle of each cencio (so as to obtain two strips joined at t ...

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” Cantucci from Prato “

In Tuscany, cantucci di Prato—miniature, anise-flavored almond biscotti—are traditionally served at the end of a meal with a glass of Tuscan dessert wine, vin santo, for dipping. “But, being English, Trudie and Sting often eat them with tea,” Sponzo says. Il Palagio’s vin santo (which is Italian for “holy wine”) is made with Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes from the estate’s own organic vineyards, which are dr ...

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Christmas Time in Italy – Panettone & Pandoro, as yummy as they look!

Panettone and pandoro are both Christmas staple throughout Italy: delicious and yummy as they do look, those traditional Italian sweet yeast breads, most popular around Christmas and other special occasions. Let's present these two Italian, Christmas stars! Panettone, the tall, cylindrical (usually taller than broad, with its hallmark domed shape), fruit-filled sweet bread has graced Christmas tables in Mil ...

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