Tomorrow we have been invited over to one of the neighbours for Christmas drinks, a good chance to get to meet everyone and I have decided to take a gift of Ricciarelli.
Ricciarelli are a traditional Italian biscuit which originates from Siena in Tuscany and date back to the 14th century. Legend holds that they were introduced by Ricciardetto della Gherardesca in his castle near Volterra upon his return from the Crusades.
These small, soft cakes are found in every shop in Siena along with the traditional panforte at Christmas time. Served with coffee, a glass of Vin Santo or with a dessert they will always impress.