An Italian Journey: Tuscany

An Italian Journey: Tuscany

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Chef: Francesco Mattana Cantucci biscuits are an authentic and original recipe from Tuscany and they are prepared every day of the year. But most importantly, they are part of everyday life in all of Italy as they are usually served at the end of a meal with coffee or a sweet wine such as vin santo or marsala. And they are even perfect served with a cup of tea! About Chef Francesco Mattana: Chef Francesco is from Sardinia, a beautiful island in the South of Italy. He has a background in cooking, having spent 7 years as a Chef in Italy, Australia and London. He is now a Senior Teaching Chef for some of the top cookery schools in London. For Chef Francesco, being Italian, Italian cuisine is his passion. He has a developed, rustic Italian cooking style based on memories from his childhood – cooking with his Nonna, working on the farm and fishing with his Granddad. All of Chef Francesco’s recipes are original, traditional and based on the best ingredients.

Cantucci Biscotti


  • 200g of 00 flour
  • 100g of sugar
  • A touch of honey
  • 100g of whole almonds (½ crushed, half whole)
  • 6g of yeast for pastry
  • 1 egg and 1 egg yolk
  • Zest of an orange
  • A nice pinch of salt
  • A tsp of vanilla extract

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