Fresh pastries and bakery, biscuit, confectionary and pastry products;

1. Product name:

2. Other names:

3. Short product description:
Quaresimali are celebratory biscuits shaped like letters of the alphabet.

4. Production area:
Province of Florence

5. Production status:
r disappeared r at risk r active

6. Production process:
Quaresimali are made with flour, egg, sugar, bitter cocoa, hazelnut paste or chopped hazelnuts and cinnamon. The letters of the alphabet are shaped with a pastry bag.

7. Materials, equipment and premises used for production:
– Various kitchen utensils
– Pastry bag
– Oven

8. Notes on traditionalism, homogeneity of spread and persistence of production rules over time:
These biscuits are only made during Lent (Quaresima), that is, from Carnevale to Easter. Once upon a time, they were the only sweets allowed.

9. Production:
There is only one pastry shop in the Sesto Fiorentino that still makes quaresimali for the Easter period.

Fresh pastries and bakery products, biscuits, pastry and confectionery
Production area

I quaresimali sono tipici di tutta la provincia di Firenze.