Piedmontese Delights: The Duchess’ Biscuit

10090 San Giorgio Canavese TO, Italia

Simona Bertolaso

San Giorgio Canavese

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Biscotto della Duchessa is a crumbly cocoa cake. The ingredients used are: sugar, egg whites, bitter cocoa paste, sugar syrup, wheat flour and vanillin.The Biscotto della Duchessa is produced according to the original recipe of Pinòt Rolet.
Popular tradition has it that the Duchess of Pistoia claimed to go to San Giorgio to buy the delicious cocoa sweets, named after her, but in reality it was just a pretext to get away and cover up her amorous escapades.

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