A Hot Treat

Last weekend was so much fun! Our zeppole day was very successful and it was great to see so many wonderful people. Thanks to all of you for coming.

To treat yourself for getting through the hottest days of the year, this week I’m featuring some of my most favorite cookies: Baci di Dama (Lady’s Kisses), Anginetti (Lemon Drops), and my most favorite biscotti—Honey Almond. Baci are made with hazelnuts or almonds; I use the latter. And the cakey Anginetti are coated with lemon juice-flavored icing so they are nice and tart. The honey biscotti are tawny and crunchy. They are different than any other biscotti you’ve tasted; full of flavor and sweetness of honey.

If you haven’t had frangipane, you’re going to have a new favorite. It is basically almonds, butter and egg, making a rich companion to juicy plums in my Plum Frangipane Tart.