Almond Tozzetti Cookies are typical of central Italy, with different names and sometimes a few variations in the ingredients. Those of Vapoforno Olivari are very tasty, delicious to eat as dessert or as inviting snack. The dough is very similar to the short pastry but is added also the bewer’s yeast, and is filled with almonds before making the dough balls, than baked in the oven for about 15 minutes. Freshly baked, after a brief pause, they are cut into slices that are now "toasted" in the oven for another 4-5 minutes more.
Vapoforno Olivari, founded in 1991, is located in Castelraimondo, at the slope of the Sibillini Mountains, where stands the Castle of Lanciano. The skill of Giovanni Rossetti, together with its genuine hospitality and that of other family members, make this bakery became a laboratory of the Marche excellences where the use of selected raw materials and the rediscovery of ancient techniques of preparation of the products, are perfectly combined with the creativity. The Vapoforno Olivari is characterized by a wide assortment of sweet and savoury cookies, and, each day, traditional local delicacies are produced, cookies and baked products for special occasions, in addition to many types of bread, from the traditional to the newest one, able to satisfy every palate.
General Information: Cookies not need any special preparations but they should be served accordingly to the occasion, in the most appropriate and appealing tray. Being baked products free of preservatives, once opened it should be eaten within a few days to savour the characteristics of the product, or stored in an airtight box away from moisture. How to eat: The cookies can be pleasing protagonists of tasty snacks, breakfasts or tea breaks but can also be great as dessert; they should be served, according to the occasion, with tea, coffee, hot chocolate or sweet wines, in their simplest version or together with a teaspoon of jam, honey or fruit jelly.
For a special after dinner or a yummy snack, why do not offer the romantic Almond Tozzetti Cookies of Vapoforno Olivari with a glass of Picenum, Vino Cotto Terre di San Ginesio?