The History Of Italy’s Many Desserts

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The history of Italy’s desserts is very fascinating and old. Modern casual diners and culinary experts alike love to partake in a variety of rich and delicious Italian desserts, but few know how those desserts came about. For any aspiring chef, learning about this type of dessert will spark the imagination and motivate them to engage in the art of cooking with newfound passsion.

Italy’s First Desserts

Many experts believe that the first desserts were breaded sweets. While sugar was too expensive for many people to have, recipes included natural sweetening foods, such as fruit and honey. One of the most well known desserts that arose from such tradition was the panforte, whose earliest origins can be traced to Siena. This early version was much less heavy than the contemporary one, but ultimately led to the modern innovation as tastes advanced. Biscotti, which many people know as a gourmet dessert…

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