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Food and Wine

Cantuccini

Tuscan almond biscuits known worldwide

The cantuccini are typical Tuscan cookies almond. Born around the sixteenth century, owe their name to the "canto" (part of a set) or "cantellus" (piece or slice of bread). Initially the "biscottelli", so named during the Renaissance, were produced mainly in the area of Pisa and there were numerous variations.

In the nineteenth century was defined the classic recipe. Traditional cantuccio is obtained from a dough of flour, natural almonds shelled, sugar, fresh eggs, butter and honey. Cutting the loaf after baking follows strict rules: must be cut diagonally and having a length which is within 10 cm.

At all times of the year, but especially during the holidays, a Tuscan lunch DOC concludes with cantuccini and Vin Santo, fortified wine which goes perfectly with cookies.

From 26 January 2016 the Cantuccini Toscani or Cantucci Toscani have been recognized as a protected geographical indication (PGI) and the producers to regulate came together at Assocantucini .

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