Torrone with Hazelnuts is a confection, typically made of honey, sugar, and egg white, with toasted almonds or other nuts, and usually shaped into either a rectangular tablet or a round cake. It is frequently consumed as a traditional Christmas dessert inSpain and Italy. There are also some varieties in Latin America and the Philippines. In other countries it often appears, sometimes chocolate-coated, in a mixed box of chocolates.
Turrón in different forms has existed in the Mediterranean region since Roman times. Turrón is definitely known since at least the 15th century in the city of Jijona (formerly Sexona, or Xixona in Valencian), north of Alicante. The similar Torrone is typical of Bagnara, Taurianova and Cremona in Italy. Turrón is commonly consumed in most of Spain, some countries of Latin America, and in Roussillon (France). There are similar confections made in the Philippines.
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