Spätzli is a speciality in Switzerland. It is a type of dumpling that is almost always served with game. The hunting season starts in a few weeks for about 3 weeks and restaurants and those of us who love game will be preparting a lot of Spätzli.
It is natural to consider that Ricotta and almonds would be married together into a delicious soft biscotti flavored with almond oil. Almond ricotta biscotti are delicate cookies but with an intense aroma. We always include it on a “Torta di Biscotto di Nozze” because they are so perfect for a biscotti wedding cake. It is the almond oil that gives these cookies that lovely warm almond flavor.
I like to save these for special occasions because their elegance is truly fitting for those special moments. I make them for family gatherings and think they are a nice summer biscotti because of the ingredients of dates; pineapple, Maraschino cherries and walnuts. They make a very pretty summer cookie tray.
I wanted to share these pictures of the bread being sold in a stand in Dolceaqua, Italy. It was a small festival displaying the products of Dolceaqua. The size of the bread was amazing. Imagine the size of the ovens.
The Marquis Doria sent a young bride who refused to give herself to him to prison to die. The population of Dolceacqua rose up and forced the Marquis Doria (1364) to stop this abuse of power and on the 16 of August there is a festival to celebrate the event. The women of the village created the “michetta” to celebrate this occasion. It is now the symbol of love and freedom. Michetta are small sweetbreads similar to a raised doughnut.