National Biscotti Day - September 29
Thu, Sep 29, 2022

National Biscotti Day

National Biscotti Day is a holiday dedicated to one of the oldest cookie recipes in the world. Biscotti is a crunchy oblong-shaped dessert of European origin, served with tea or coffee so that the dry pieces can be dipped into a hot drink. Today, dessert is baked with different flavors – cappuccino, a variety of nuts, raisins, dried apricots.

History

Biscotti is a versatile treat that can be enjoyed at any time, cookies are suitable even for vegetarians. The treat first appeared in Rome. Biscuits are distinguished by a special cooking technology called double baking – they are baked twice to make them dry. The finished product has a long shelf life, so it was used for warriors and travel.

Interesting Facts

  • The treat is common in Tuscany, where almond groves grow, so the confectioners changed the recipe and added unroasted almonds to it.
  • You can also find cantucci cookies on sale, but this is just an imitation of the original recipe.
  • Many associate biscotti with Palm Sunday, as the dessert is used to decorate the palm leaves that the parishioners donate to the church.
  • In Tuscany, cookies are soaked not only in tea and coffee, but also in wine, and they are also used as an addition to various dishes – rice, sauces, sardines.

How to celebrate

Enjoy biscotti, brew a cup of coffee or brew tea – each drink reveals the taste of dessert in a different way. Bake a treat, please relatives and friends, take it to work, share it with people around you – a great way to celebrate the holiday.

When is National Biscotti Day in 2022?

National Biscotti Day is observed on September 29 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday September 29 2022
Friday September 29 2023
Sunday September 29 2024
Monday September 29 2025
Tuesday September 29 2026