The puff pastry was well know by Renaissance chef and it was really appreciated by the court. During this period it was used to enriched the pastry with special spicy taste, like saffron. This kind of spice gave to the pasty a special golden colour and a characteristic strong taste. This recipe is used also by Rinascimento a Tavola, they use only DOC Navelli saffron from l’Aquila, and they fill the tart with gourmet Visciole Cherries of Cantiano and Diamante candied citron.
Rinascimento a Tavola is a brand of gourmet products, including sweet and savory biscuits, born from the passion of its creator, Daniela Storoni, for Renaissance culture. Located in Urbino, one of the cradles of the Italian Renaissance, on the hills of the Southern area of Montefeltro, this laboratory of excellence contains a synthesis of culinary excellence of the Italian Renaissance courts, through the use of specific techniques for the preparation and culinary and symbolic references. Today, as in the ducal court of five hundred years ago, the excellence guides the protagonists of this small entrepreneurial story, constantly searching evidence of the past with the aim at satisfing the most discerning palates.
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 puff pastry: organic superfine flour, butter, DOC suffron from l’Aquila. For the filling: Visciole Cherries of Cantiano Preserve 10%, Diamante candied citron, organic lemon zest, cinnamon. Could contain any traces of nuts, milk or eggs.