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(clockwise from top right) Millefoglie d'Italia; Vicenzovo; Glassatine

(clockwise from top right) Millefoglie d'Italia; Vicenzovo; Glassatine

Vicenzovo – Italian cookies/lady’s fingers. This traditional Italian pastry is a light cake with a crumbly airy sponge like texture. Such lady’s fingers are commonly used in Tiramisu as the coffee liqueur infused base. Vicenzi’s Vicenzovo was a little sweet with fine snow sugar sprinkled on it. However, the Italian biscuit was nothing too spectacular on its own, and should probably find more use in the making of Tiramisu.

Glassatine – Sugar icing coated puff pastries. These puff pastries were made up of layers of flaky crisps. The sugar icing had a mild lemon flavour, typical of those lemon flavours from Khong Guan biscuits with lemon cream. The sugar icing was not overly thick nor cloyingly sweet, making them ideal for light afternoon snacks. One could easily consume four or fives pieces at a go since these were not too taxing on the palate.

Millefoglie d’Italia – Puff pastry sticks with butter. These puff pastries were essentially the same as Glassatine, save for the lack of lemon flavoured icing and its replacement with sugar bits. However, the butter taste was barely detectable.

Written by foodphd

October 12, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Posted in Italian, Snacks

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