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…

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…