Amaretti by Vicenzi are mini versions of the traditional sweet Italian biscuits made with apricot kernals, with the wonderful bitter / sweet smell and taste of roast almonds. A perfect accompliment with coffee or an unusual snack. They are also used to decorate cakes and an ingredient in various desserts.
Like many companies that make tradtional Italian produce, Vicenzi has a long history that can be traced back to 1905. The company was established in San Giovanni Lupatoto, at the gates of Verona, as a small bakery and grocery, where Matilde Vicenzi, a widow, continues the family business of biscuit and pastry production, including Amaretti. The business continued to be handed down through the family and in 1968 Giuseppe Vicenzi specialised in Amaretto production. Vicenzi continues in the same tradition as a brand that is well known for its Fine Italian biscuits.
Amaretti, traditional Italian biscuits made from apricot kernals, sugar and egg whites. Lazzaroni are the best known producer of Amaretti and they claim their secret recipe dates back to 1718. Lazzaroni Amaretti are prettily paper wrapped, and come in a variety of beautiful boxes and tins, that make perfect presents. And they are gluten free too!
According to the legend of Amaretti di Saronno, the Cardinal of Milan unexpectedly visited the Italian town of Saronno in 1718. In his honor, two young lovers, Giuseppe and Osolina, quickly baked up a mixture of sugar, apricot kernels, and egg whites, creating crisp, airy cookies with a bittersweet almond flavour. To symbolize their love, they wrapped the cookies in pairs in colorful paper. The Cardinal was so pleased with the cookie, he blessed the couple, and they lived happily ever after, passing their recipe on for generations.
It’s no wonder the Cardinal was so impressed - the soft Amaretti taste intensely of almonds and are not too sweet. They are tender, something like a cross between marzipan and macaroon. Rest assured, these are nothing like the bland, crunchy/stale little cookies you see in the grocery store.View full product details
Abbracci biscuits with cream and cacao. Made by Mulino Bianco.
Wheat flour , sugar, butter , sunflower oil, fresh eggs , 2.4% cocoa, pasteurized fresh cream 1.7%, wheat fiber , skimmed milkpowder, honey, salt, yeast agents (acidic carbonate Sodium, monopotassium tartrate, ammonium acid carbonate), vanillin aroma.
It may contain traces of: nuts, sesame and soy.
The highlighted ingredients can cause allergies or intolerances.View full product details
Slightly lighter and more savoury than the English version. Made by Mulino Bianco.View full product details