Amaretti Virginia originates from the small town of Sassello in the heart of Liguria, Italy and has been in production since 1860.
Their renowned range of specialty biscuits began with traditional amaretti and now includes a range of amaretti, cantucci, and baci di dama.
This may just sound like I'm speaking Italian so lets break it down a little.
Amaretti is made from ground apricot kernals and almonds or almond paste, eggs, sugar, often flavoured with chocolate, fruits or liquor.
Not to be confused with Amaretto, an almond flavoured Italian liqueur.
Derived from the Italian word "amaro" which means "bitter," and as these little biscuits are flavoured with bitter almonds, they were called "amaretti" literal translation "the little bitter ones."
Serve them with dessert wines, liqueur, ice cream, or best of all with a good coffee.