You may have heard of Cantuccini, a popular Italian cookie, but how much do you know about its history? Cantuccini is also often referred to as biscotti, which translates to "twice baked," aptly named because the cookies are cooked twice to make them extra crunchy. The first time, the dough is cooked in long loaves. Once the loaves come out of the oven, they are cut into their famous shapes immediately- in cutting the cookies while they are still piping hot, the cookies are certain to be dry and crunchy.
Once the loaves are sliced, they are arranged on a sheet to go back in the oven to bake for a short time.
Since the desserts are incredibly dry, cantuccini have traditionally been served with a drink for dunking. In Italy, the complimenting drink is usually a Tuscan wine called vin santo, a traditional dessert wine. In many other regions of the world, cantuccini are often served alongside coffees, cappuccinos, or lattes.
Alessi Cantuccini is made from a delicious old world recipe that promises to take your taste buds on a trip to the heart of Italy. Serve them with a traditional drink, dunked in a scoop of ice cream, or covered in rich, melted chocolate, at your next party or gathering. We guarantee your guests will love the satisfying, sweet crunch our Alessi Cantuccini delivers.