Biscotti at Mercato Centrale Firenze

I made biscotti the other morning which I hadn’t done in a really long time. Brad reminded me of the long case of biscotti we saw at the Central Market in Florence and I looked up the picture (above.) As you may know, biscotti (or cantucci) are biscuits (or cookies) that are twice-baked and very popular in Italy. I love biscotti, especially in the morning, dunked in my coffee. I especially love the ones with almonds even though I always end up making the same kind and they don’t have almonds in them. I make anisette ones with anise (or fennel) seeds. The licorishy taste of the sambuca that I pour into the batter, along with the anise seeds, transports me to Italy. I’ll be honest, I think I’m the only one who really likes mine but I’m okay with that because then I have more for myself and it can just be my thing.

My biscotti

Also, I wanted to let you know that I’ve already received my codice fiscale! (I wrote about going to the Italian Consulate in Philadelphia to start the process for this Italian tax code in my last post.) I wasn’t expecting to receive it so quickly! I can now open a bank account in Italy, rent an apartment, buy a house, and more!

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