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The cantucci or cantuccini, also called biscuits of Prato, are particularly proud of confectionery of Tuscany. They are dry almond biscuits, made by cutting slices of the loaf still warm dough. They are part of the most typical desserts of the Tuscan culinary tradition, especially paired with Vin Santo.
The almond biscuits are called Lazio and Umbria as “dots” and can be prepared with hazelnuts or other nuts instead of almonds: With this name are also known in the Siena province and other parts of Italy.
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They are of the traditional elongated shape, obtained by the diagonal cut of the strand of dough after cooking. The cantuccino has an upper surface with golden internal structure characterized by a high presence of whole shelled almonds. The length may vary, but is normally contained within the 10 centimeters. The name comes from “hand”, that is, angle, or “cantellus” in Latin piece or slice of bread.
The dough is made of flour, sugar, eggs, almonds, pine nuts (tracks). The almonds are neither roasted or blanched. Traditionally Cantuccini are sold together with another confectionery Tuscan specialties, bruttiboni.
Although commonly used, “Biscotti di Prato” actually indicate other products: the variants or imitation, that deviate from the traditional recipe in some fundamental points as the absence of yeast, fats (to make them less dry) and aromas.
The nooks in Tuscany you can taste normally dunking them in a local fortified wine called Vin Santo and also the handicraft product in small barrels through the dried grapes.
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