Gadeschi Cantucci Italian Almond Biscuits and Tin 500g
Cantucci – Premiata Dolciaria Gadeschi 500g. From the beautifully decorated yellow tin to the deliciously crunchy almondy biscuits within, this Gadeschi Cantucci will bring a real taste of Italy. Use them to accompany your after-dinner coffee or sweet dessert wine.
Crisp, sweet and traditionally Tuscan, cantucci are made with almonds and twice-baked for extra crunch. These oblong nutty biscotti can be enjoyed with rich coffee or herbal tea for a delicious afternoon treat. Alternatively, serve after a meal with a sweet dessert wine. They’re also perfect for creating wonderful desserts such as tiramisu. After that a generous 500g of biscuits inside the tin, they’re sure to go a long way!
Decorated with a traditional Italian design of flowers and cherubs, this embossed yellow metal tin makes a delightful gift for any fan of Italy. Perfect for sharing with friends and family, the treat-filled tin has a hinged lid for easy access and looks beautiful when displayed on a coffee table or sideboard.
- Tin of traditional Italian cantucci
- Crispy after-dinner almond biscuits
- Beautiful yellow embossed biscuit tin
- Great with after-dinner coffee or in desserts
- Suitable for vegetarians
Established in 1970, Dolciaria Gadeschi has spent almost half a century perfecting their recipes. Consequently, the combination of artisan skill and premium ingredients ensure their traditional Italian biscuits are loved around the world.
So Biscotti known also as cantucci are Italian almond biscuits that originated in the Tuscan city of Prato. They are twice-baked, oblong-shaped, dry, crunchy, and may be dipped in a drink, traditionally Vin Santo. In addition, Cantuccio is an old Italian word that literally means “little place”, “nook”, or “corner”. In the past, was also used to indicate a little piece of bread with a lot of crust; the “corners”.
The word Biscotto, used in modern Italian to refer to a biscuit (or cookie) of any kind, originates from the medieval Latin word biscoctus, meaning “twice-cooked”. It characterised oven-baked goods that were baked twice, so they became very dry and could be stored for long periods of time. Such nonperishable food was particularly useful during journeys and wars. Therefore twice-baked breads were a staple food of the Roman legions. Biscotto, in this sense, shares its origin with the British-English word “biscuit”, which refers to what American-English-speakers call a “cookie”. In modern Italian therefore, the word biscotto refers to any cookie or cracker, just as does the British use of the word “biscuit”. In other countries, the term “biscotti”, used as a singular, refers only to the specific Italian biscuit known in Italy as cantuccio.