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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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Thai Ice Tea Macarons

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© Qin Xie-Krieger

A few weeks ago I promised you to create a new recipe which should be inspired by my recent trip to Thailand. Tadaaa … here it is: Thai ice tea macarons!

During my round trip in Thailand the Thai ice tea was beside the coconut shakes my favorite drink in such a heat of 40 degrees. Its unique and delicious flavor, pleasant sweetness and the gorgeous orange color… It was just the right refreshment that you need in such a humid and hot climate. Continue reading

Black Sesame Amaretti Biscuits

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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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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