This natural-rising cake is made from a mother-starter and fermented over two days. It is the fermentation, which makes possible the miraculous keeping qualities of this soft, sweet cake, and make it one of the triumphs of the Italian bakers art. Made from the noblest ingredients, without preservatives of any kind. Rich in eggs and butter this soft, fragrant cake is infused with the finest candied orange, raisins, dried cherries, and blooms with a beautifully sweet aroma. The crowning touch on this masterpiece is the baked-on almond icing (la Glassa) which is applied before baking and adds a sweet, crisp, outer shell to this soft cake-like bread.
Hand-made and hand-painted in the Tuscan village of Montelupo, world famous for their ceramic production. This large and majestic jar, grandly displays the skill and traditions of the Italian craftsmen. The pedestal base and swan like handles further demonstrates the skill involved in making each of these works of art. It is decorated with the Italian Ceramic pattern known as Arabesco; a flowing decoration based on rhythmic linear patterns of scrolling and interlacing foliage and tendrils. The enormous size of this jar plays host to an equally generous assortment of individually-wrapped biscotti, almond macaroons and chocolate-covered biscotti. This is an unforgettable gift and will hold a place of honor in any home.
This hand-painted pedestal jar is masterfully-crafted and decorated in pale blue. This jar demonstrates the skill of our Florentine painters in the beautiful rendering of the human form. It is a jar that makes for a wonderful Mother's Day gift!
This ribbon-tied, lace-trimmed box has a delicious collection of raspberry-and apricot-filled cookies, raspberry thumbprints, fig-filled cucidati, almond macaroons, rainbow ice-box shortbread and chocolate covered biscotti.