Biscotto all’amarena

Biscotto all’amarena is a traditional Italian dessert that originates from the Campania region in southern Italy. It is a delicious biscuit made with amarena cherries, which are a type of sour cherry known for their intense flavor. This dessert can be found in various towns and communes of Campania, including Naples, Salerno, and Caserta.

One popular recipe for biscotto all’amarena involves mixing flour, sugar, butter, eggs, and a pinch of salt to form a dough. The dough is then rolled out and cut into small circles. Each circle is filled with an amarena cherry and folded in half, creating a half-moon shape. The biscuits are then baked until golden brown and crispy.

Another variation of the recipe includes adding almond flour to the dough for a nutty flavor. This version is particularly popular in the town of Sorrento, which is known for its almond production.

Biscotto all’amarena has been recognized as a traditional Italian food product (PAT) by the Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food, and Forestry Policies. This recognition ensures that the biscuit is made following specific specifications and traditional methods, preserving its authenticity and quality.

Sources:
1. “Biscotto all’amarena” – www.giallozafferano.it
2. “Biscotto all’amarena: la ricetta originale” – www.cucchiaio.it