To optimize your browsing experience this site uses cookies. By clicking Accept you authorize the use of cookies. More information
Accept
Register
sign in for free to It's Tuscany, discover the beautiful territories of Tuscany, its products and its typical
Private entity
Company
 Subscribe to the newsletter to receive offers on products and news from the territories
By submitting this form you agree to the processing of the personal data above, for the function of the requested service, the data will be protected according to the Decree n 196 of 30 June 2003 Legislative Decree No. 196 of 30/06/2003
 * By ticking the box you agree to  Terms and coditions  of It's Tuscany

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.

 

Photo Credits [pisainformaflash.it]

albero detail
from the same territory