Tozzetti biscuits, also known as cantuccini, are traditional Italian biscuits that originated in Tuscany. They are made from a simple dough of flour, eggs, sugar, and almonds, and are typically twice-baked to give them a crunchy texture.
To make tozzetti biscuits, the dough is first mixed and shaped into logs. The logs are then baked until they are lightly golden brown and firm to the touch. The logs are then removed from the oven and allowed to cool for a few minutes before being sliced into individual biscuits.
The sliced biscuits are then returned to the oven and baked again until they are fully crisp and dry. This second baking gives them their characteristic crunch and ensures that they can be stored for long periods without going stale.
Tozzetti biscuits are often served with coffee or dessert wine and are a popular treat throughout Italy. They can also be enjoyed on their own as a snack or added to a cheese board for a delicious and crunchy accompaniment. Variations of tozzetti biscuits may include different types of nuts, such as pistachios or hazelnuts, or dried fruits, such as raisins or cranberries, to add additional flavors and textures.