These firm, crisp Italian biscuits are the perfect choice of treats to accompany your daily espresso. Twice baked to give them their characteristic crunchy, firm texture, these are best enjoyed when dipped into your coffee to soften up into a tender, melt in the mouth delight.
Infused with a subtle hint of cappuccino and cinnamon, and with a lovely satisfying crunch with generous chunks of almond, these are fast and easy to make.
We recommend making up a batch to keep on hand when entertaining – or just to indulge yourself in!
In Italy, biscotti are also widely known as "cantuccini". Originally this refers to variations of the authentic biscuits typical of Sardegna and Sicily. Some of the confusion with the name is from the old shop sign of Biscottificio Antonio Mattei, the leading biscuit manufacturer in Prato, that also includes the words "Manufacturers of cantuccini", who were once one of the major producers of these biscuits. The sign has remained unchanged, and after such a long time people are accustomed to associating the name "cantuccini" with these biscuits typical of Sardegna and Sicily.
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Moist, crumbly and just the perfect touch of sweetness, this delicious polenta cake is an ideal tea-time treat when entertaining guests, or when you simply want a slice of something special. Almond flour and polenta gives this cake a soft and satisfying texture, while the rich taste of honey adds a fragrant depth. Serve with honey-sweetened hot tea for a wonderful afternoon indulgence!
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Seán Farrell – Founder, Chateau Rouge