Mostaccioli alle Noci – Fig & Walnut Biscuits 200g

£7.95 £3.95

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SKU: M253031

Description

Dense, aromatic biscuits made with Fig molasses and walnuts.

The fig molasses used in these biscuits along with pieces of walnut is made by pressing slow cooked figs. The result is a syrupy, aromatic, dense liquid that gives these biscuits their distinctive flavour & colour.

Mostaccioli are lozenge biscuits made all over Southern Italy to different recipes. These are typical of a limited area in Calabria in the province of Cosenza and are made by Antonio and Franco. Their mother had started in the ’60s to make dried figs, selling them at local markets.

Ingredients

Dark chocolate (44%) (cocoa paste, sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifier: soy lecithin, aroma: vanillin. Cocoa min.:55.1%), wheat flour, sugar, honey, bitter cocoa, cinnamon ( 0.4%), raising agent (ammonium bicarbonate), flavorings. May contain traces of nuts and milk derivatives.

Gluten, soya. May contain traces of milk and nuts

ALLERGY ADVICE: For allergens, see ingredients in bold.

How To Use

Traditionally eaten at Christmas time in Naples and around other regions of  southern Italy.

Region

Calabria

Calabria
Known as the ‘toe’ of the ‘boot’ of the country, Calabria is the most southern region of mainland Italy. Its unusual mix of Mediterranean coastline and mountainous environments means it has high temperatures in the summer and low temperatures in the winter. Coupled with great hillside settings it creates the perfect climate for growing olives.

The summery heat allows for very hot chillies to grow, contributing to the most famous product of the region, nduja. This is a spicy chilli and pork fat spread which is usually smeared over toasted Italian bread.

No longer associated with the old influences of the Mafiosa, Calabria has been become an authentic, vibrant and bustling region of Italy.