Desserts · Italy

Cranberry-Pine nut-Biscotti

  Biscotti – here a classic version with cranberries and pine nuts- are italian biscuits (cookies). The word originates from the medieval Latin word “biscoctus”, meaning “twice-cooked.” It defined all oven baked goods that were baked twice, so they were very dry and could be stored for long periods of time. Such nonperishable food was particularly useful… Continue reading Cranberry-Pine nut-Biscotti

Bread & Rolls · Breadbasket · Italy · Yeast breads

Focaccia with antipasti

Focaccia is an Italian specialty. The ancient Romans called this flatbread  panis focacius ( lat. focus “place to bake”). Traditionally it is seasoned with olive oil, salt, sometimes herbs. It might also be topped with vegetables, cheese or meat. Although focaccia is an italian bread, this recipe comes from the cookbook of a German cook, Tim… Continue reading Focaccia with antipasti