Pasticcerie Sinatti makes the best PGI Ricciarelli cookies from Siena in our opinion. We have tasted many good Tuscan cookies, but these Ricciarelli are just unbeatable. Sinatti follows the original authentic Ricciarelli recipe which was featured in the famous cookbook by Pellegrino Artusi, at number 629. The ingredients of these traditional almond biscuits from Siena remain the same: almonds, egg whites, sugar and orange zest fragrance. Moreover, Pasticcerie Sinatti only selects prime-quality ingredients. Soft on the inside, more compact on the outside: the sweet icing sugar blends with the enveloping taste of almonds and the crunchy wafer basis. Although Ricciarelli are traditional Christmas cookies in Tuscany, they are also perfect to end a summer picnic on a sweet note.
Sweet Cavallucci are traditional biscuits from Tuscany. From Siena to Arezzo, they are must in our pantry, when Christmas comes around. Their story dates back to the 16th century at the time of Lorenzo the Magnificent, even though they were called “biriquocoli” back then. The recipe is very simple and it hasn’t changed much over time: anise, nuts and candied fruits are mixed with sugar and flour. The cookie dough is compact and the softness varies from recipe to recipe. Some people like them crunchy, whereas other people like them soft: the Cavallucci by Pasticcerie Sinatti are made for everyone!