Everyone including us has a sweet tooth, let’s be honest! Today we came across a sweet widely known in the Napoli area that usually don’t has the main spot in the Italian Pasticcerias window : The Biscotto Amarena.
These lovely complex cookies are traditionally made using all the leftovers from the pastry shop, like leftovers sponge cake, chocolate cake and so forth all enclosed into a fragrant parcel of Shortbread in Italy called Pasta Frolla. The filling is mixed to perfection and then flavored with both syrup and marmalade of sour cherries known in Italy as Amarene.
This crunchy cookie with a moist, sweet and flavorful inside is definitely worth a try ( or a bite!) next time you’re in Naples.
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Pizza might be the most loved food everywhere. We learned the original recipe where Pizza was allegedly invented. Naples in Southern Italy. Basic ingredients,locally sourced and affordable, the end result an amazing soft dough, with a delicious yeasty scent.
“The modern pizza was invented in Naples, Italy, and the dish and its variants have since become popular in many areas of the world” Cit.
We hope you enjoy as much as we do, we used this lovely dough recipe to make what in southern Italy is called “Tortano” or “Casatiello” usually prepared in the days that lead into Easter. We used local cheeses such as Pecorino and Asiago and some of our local butcher Pancetta and Salsiccia piccante.
We baked it in tiny bite-size balls to make it easy to share with friends.
We paired with another Campania region masterpiece, Aglianico del Beneventano Doc, a fully bodied red delicious wine.