Thursday, 19 January 2017

Biscotti Innocenti


Stefania runs the family biscuit business that was started by her grandfather in 1920. Like Roberto from the previous post, Stefania is well known on the foodie tour map of Trastevere. The wonderful biscotti are produced in an oven from the 1950's and indeed the shop has an air of a past era about it.



Nothing dated about the produce though. Stefania, aided by her daughter Michela not only serve up seasonal treats such as frappe, bigne and castagnole at carnivale time but also regular flavours and shapes. My favourite are the brutti ma buoni ('ugly but good'), little  mounds of nuts in a chewy meringue. There are over fifty kinds of biscotti produced here so you are sure to find your own favourites.



We always make a point of visiting to pick up a little selection of all that is on offer, presented to us on a gold cardboard tray & wrapped in the signature Innocenti paper. The intention is to bring them back home as a gift. Somehow they have never made it that far.
Check out their Facebook page @BiscottificioInnocenti

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