Biscotti Normanni.

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Mi piace la Francia.  Mi piace sempre tornarci:  la storia le ha lasciato eredita’ artistiche notevoli;  la geografia le riconosce una gran varieta’ di territori:  dalle montagne,  ai mari,  ai grandi fiumi,  alle campagne sterminate.  Della Francia apprezzo i panorami e i prodotti,  ad iniziare dai formaggi.

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Fra le specialita’ di cui sono piu’ golosa e che mi porto sempre a casa,  ci sono i biscotti sable’ a base di deliziosa pastafrolla e burro voluttuoso,  tipici della Normandia in particolare.  Nelle mie foto ne vedete alcuni tipi:  con inserti di pezzi di caramello al burro salato,  mela,  o piu’ semplici,  ma tutti non hanno nulla da invidiare ai famosissimi “shortbread” scozzesi!

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Il Burro d’Isigny e’ una D.O.P. importante:  ha caratteristiche peculiari come il colore dorato dovuto all’elevata presenza di carotenoidi e il sapore deciso perche’ prodotto da latte fresco di mucche che hanno pascolato in aree salmastre.

Per pura curiosita’ qui sotto vedete il marchio vintage style di uno dei produttori piu’ rinomati,  con tanto di immagine della zona di produzione e un allegro garçon che li consegna con la bici…

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Questo purtroppo non e’ un post sponsorizzato…magari!   😉

Biscuits of Normandy.

I love France.  It is always a pleasure for me to visit there:  history has endowed France with a huge artistic heritage;  geography with a great variety of terrains ranging from  mountains,  to the sea,  to long rivers to a vast countryside.  I appreciate its landscapes and its products too:  its cheese varieties,  to start with.

Among my favourite French specialities I’ll share with you today the “sable’ biscuits”,  made with fragrant shortcake pastry and luscious butter.  In my shots you can recognize a few different variations:  with caramel chips,  apple chips and just plain.  They can proudly rank with the famous Scottish shortbread biscuits.

The Isigny Butter in particular is a high quality butter produced from fresh milk of cows who have pastured near marshlands and sea,  thus giving the dairy a special flavour.  Its golden colour is due to the abundance of carotenoids.

A fun fact:  the vintage style trademark of one of the best producers shows the area where the biscuits are made and a jolly garçon delivering them by bike…

Finally:  unfortunately this is not a sponsored post!  😉

 

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22 thoughts on “Biscotti Normanni.

  1. Those biscuits look good – but whenever I see such things I think of the hours on a bike needed to shed them! But I still eat some anyway!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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  2. I must say that when I contemplate the various culinary delights of France, cookies do not spring first to mind, but they do look good. If I had to choose one food to salivate over based on memories of visits to France it would be cheese in all its glorious shapes, sizes, colours – and most importantly taste.

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