My new rave: BISCOTTI
No, it's NOT homemade.Got it right off the grocery store shelf.
If you've never had it, your first thought may be:
'boy, these are hard cookies'!
You'll be right!
Biscotti translates to 'twice baked'.
One old Italian bragged that biscotti could be stored & eaten for centuries ...
& because of this, it was useful during long travels & times of war.
The first documented recipe for the biscuit is a centuries-old manuscript,
now preserved in Prato, found by the eighteenth-century scholar Amadio Baldanzi.
How incredibly cool is that?!
In Italy & throughout Europe, biscotti is meant to be 'dunked'
& is traditionally served after dessert, with wine or orange juice.
I like mine dunked into my hot morning coffee.
What a treat!
Thank you to the Italians for another delectable delight!