Caramel

Generality Caramel is a sweet cooking preparation whose basic ingredient corresponds to the only energetic nutrient : sucrose (or table sugar , if you prefer). This simple carbohydrate, or rather, this disaccharide , is a molecule composed of glucose and fructose in equal quantities; from this it can be deduced that in the caramel formulation, in addition to sucrose, it is also possible to use monosaccharides : pure glucose ( monosaccharide ) and/or…

Cantucci or Cantuccini – Biscuits

Generality Cantucci – also called cantuccini or Prato biscuits – are traditional dry sweets, typical of the province of Prato (Tuscany). In Umbria and Lazio they are called ” tozzetti “. Cantucci have a very important characteristic that distinguishes them from most biscuits, that of undergoing two heat treatments in the oven. The first cooking is intense and takes place in the form of a…

Aspic

Aspic: what is it? Aspic is a preparation that involves the use of gelatin. There are sweet and salty ones; the first ones are used as desserts, while salty aspics are appetizers or dishes. Aspic is a preformed food, whose aspect is defined by the structure of the container used. The fundamental concept for its…