Chiacchiere: Recipe, Nutritional Properties and Use in Diet

What are What is small talk? Chiacchiere is a typical Italian carnival recipe that enjoys the recognition of Traditional Agri-Food Product (PAT). Considered by many to be exclusively Campanian, they are in reality so ancient as to make it impossible to establish a precise origin. Historical finds date back to the Roman Empire, which would…

Candied Citron

Introduction Candied citron   is a  sweet food  , used as an ingredient for various  desserts ;  in common language we also speak of lemon verbenas . It is a fruit -based product  and falls into the categories of   cooked and preserved foods . Candied citron contains a notable percentage of  sugar  ( sucrose ), added at the expense of water, which is extracted by  osmosis . By  cooking , candied citron loses the enzymatic pool…

Shortbread Cookies

Generality Shortcrust pastry biscuits are sweet and dry pastry foods . They have an independent gastronomic purpose; they represent a typical product of secondary meals ( snacks ) and Italian breakfasts . They often accompany drinks such as tea, milk or juices . They contain approximately three parts of flour, two parts of butter , one part of sugar and two egg yolks for every 2 kilograms of dough; characteristic elements such as: lemon zest , vanilla , fine salt , cocoa etc. can also be…

Milk Biscuits: Nutrition and Diet

Generality Milk biscuits are typical English sweet foods , which belong to the dry pastry group . They are characterized by their high milk content and are mainly used as dipping foods or as sweet snacks . Milk biscuits should not be confused with “Rich Tea”, which are instead mainly used as dry tea pastries. “Malted Milk” were the first milk biscuits “properly”; they were introduced on the…

Coconut Cookies

Generality The term coconut biscuits refers to all dry pastry desserts produced with the pulp of the fresh fruit or its derivatives ( coconut flour , coconut milk , coconut oil ). Generally cooked, coconut biscuits can be simple (only three ingredients) or characterized by a much more complex formula. Some recipes are quick and easy , others more difficult and elaborate. Some contain ingredients of animal origin,…

Cocoa Biscuits – Nutritional Characteristics

Generality Cocoa biscuits are dry pastry desserts . Let’s start by pointing out that cocoa biscuits and chocolate biscuits (covered or with pieces in the dough ) have completely different recipes. The main characteristic of these sweets is that they contain cocoa in the dough; depending on the recipe, cocoa may or may not replace part of the flour . Without adopting this measure, the mixture would be unbalanced, dry and unworkable. Cocoa biscuits…