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Tozzetto di Pitigliano

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

1. Product name:
Tozzetto di Pitigliano

2. Other names:

3. Short description:
Tozzetti are small rectangular or stick-shaped biscuits, curved at the sides and a golden brown colour. They are very tasty with a strong flavour of hazelnuts and candied fruits.

4. Production area:
Municipality of Pitigliano, province of Grosseto

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

6. Production process:
Wheat flour, eggs, hazelnuts, candied fruit, sugar and sourdough starter are mixed. The dough is then shaped into a long cord on a floured pastry board. The cord is placed on a tray and baked for 20 minutes at around 180°C. Once baked, it’s left to cool and cut into small sticks that are baked once more for 10 minutes.

7. Materials, equipment and premises used for production:
s Kitchen utensils
s Pastry board
s Rolling pin
s Oven

8. Notes on traditionalism, homogeneity of spread and persistence of production rules over time:
Tozzetti di Pitigliano get their name from the unique stocky shape they take after the dough cord is cut.

9. Production:
There are 4 bakeries in Pitigliano that prepare tozzetto, one of which is the most famous. Production is constant throughout the year and around 2-3 tonnes. Tozzeto is sold exclusively direct.

Fresh pastries and bakery products, biscuits, pastry and confectionery
Zona di produzione

I tozzetti sono tipici del Comune di Pitigliano, provincia di Grosseto.