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Amaretto Santacrocese

The biscuit with monastic origins

Amaretto is the typical cake of Santa Croce, in the province of Pisa, and is one of the elements characterizing the identity of this community. the sweetness comes from a distant monastic tradition and still continue to be made, both in pastries that within the family, in substantial compliance with the traditional recipe.

Amaretto Santacrocese is a small dry biscuit made with almond flour, sugar and eggs, to which is added as a flavoring the grated lemon rind. Finally, it is cooked in a hot oven.

The Amaretto can be considered a trick at the end of a meal that goes perfectly with the liqueur wines as Vin Santo.

While in the past it was sold individually, today the macaroons are sold in small transparent plastic bags. This model was also presented at the Salone del Gusto in Turin and every year the municipality of Santa Croce sull'arno pays tribute to him with the Sagra dell'Amaretto di Santa Croce.


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