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Cantucci: Italian almond biscuits

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© Qin Xie-Krieger

Homemade cantucci tastes fantastic! The first time for me to try the homemade ones was in the beautiful Tuscany. The Tuscans love to eat Cantucci as a small dessert after a delicious dinner. These crispy almond biscuits are served along with the wonderful wine “vin santo”. You take a piece of this biscuit and dip it in the sweet wine. Gorgeous!

Do you know this great dessert wine from Tuscany? Vin Santo tastes divinely sweet and is therefore irresistible for every sweet tooth. I, who speaks no Italian, have been told that vin santo literally means “holy wine”. So, could there be a more appropriate name for this divine tasting wine? 😉

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Black Sesame Amaretti Biscuits

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© tastewithoutborders.com

Have you already read about my green tea amaretti biscuits? If not, this is the best chance to get to know their “sisters”. Instead of the slightly bitter green tea  aroma, these little sisters have a tempting nutty flavor of black sesame seeds. Continue reading

Green Tea Amaretti Cookies

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© tastewithoutborders.com

Before, I knew these Italian almond cookies only as a convenience product from the supermarket. Actually, I did not like them very much because the industrially produced amaretti biscuits are way too sweet and way too hard for my taste. Further more, they don’t really taste like almonds very much. Then, how did it happen that I ever wanted to bake these cookies myself? Continue reading