Biscotto di Sant’angelo

The Biscotto di Sant’angelo is a traditional Italian biscuit that originates from the Campania region. It is particularly popular in the towns and communes of Sant’angelo dei Lombardi, Lioni, and Taurasi. This biscuit is known for its crunchy texture and sweet, almond flavor. It is often enjoyed with a cup of coffee or tea, and is a favorite treat during festive occasions and holidays.

The Biscotto di Sant’angelo has been recognized as a traditional agri-food product (PAT) by the Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies. This recognition ensures that the biscuit is made according to specific traditional methods and with locally sourced ingredients. The biscuit must be made with almonds, sugar, and egg whites, and must be baked to achieve its characteristic crunchiness.

One popular recipe for the Biscotto di Sant’angelo involves mixing ground almonds with sugar and egg whites to form a dough, which is then shaped into small, round biscuits and baked until golden brown. Another variation of the recipe includes adding a hint of lemon zest for a citrusy flavor. These biscuits are often enjoyed as a snack or dessert, and are a beloved part of the culinary heritage of Campania.

Sources:
– “Biscotto di Sant’angelo” – www.agraria.org
– “Biscotto di Sant’angelo dei Lombardi” – www.cucinaitaliana.it