Baratti & Milano Italian Pasticcini Sassello Cookies
Baratti e Milano Pasticcini Italiani di Sassello
Pasticcini are small Italian cookies that border on the line of fine pastries, but generally eaten with a cup of espresso or hot tea. These small bite sized cookies are sprinkled with the finest powdered sugar, ready to eat, or can be dressed up with what you have from the market, a fruity jam, nut spread or whipped cream and berries. We must admit, we can mistakenly eat an entire package ourselves, well I just did as I wrote this description.
"Sassello, pearl of the world" recited an ancient popular song about a land that for more than a century was famous for the goodness of its biscuits, still handcrafted with absolutely genuine ingredients, such as the flour, eggs and sugar of these sweet and light Pasticcini.
Type "0" wheat flour, sugar, vegetable fats (coconut, cacao butter, and sunflower), butter, corn flour, egg yolk, salt, natural flavors.
Net Wt. 135 grams/4.76 oz
Store in a cool dry place, without sun and odor. 60 to 78 degrees F.
Learning about Italy:
Sassello, located on the border between Liguria and Piemonte, is in the Ligurian Apennines about 26 km, roughly 16 miles, from the Mediterranean coast. This small town, or in Italian, commune, played a major role in the production of iron during the ironworks period. The city passed from rule by Genoa, to Sardinia, to finally Savoy just before the unification of Italy in the late 1800s. As the ironworks industry disappeared, the towns focus became that of nut cultivation, farming and confections. The regions are known for having the best quality almonds, chestnuts, walnuts and hazelnuts in the world.
To be enjoyed:
These phenomenal light and airy style Italian cookie pair perfectly for an afternoon pick me up alongside an espresso or macchiato and also alongside a cup of tea after dinner. For a different pairing try alongside a sweet dessert wine such as a VinSanto.