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Brigidini di Lamporecchio

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Brigidini di Lamporecchio are Tuscan sweets originating from Lamporecchio (comune in the region of Tuscany). The production of the present dessert has its roots in the Renaissance period.

The name of these cookies has a legend: it is believed that some nuns from a local convent with Santa Brigida among them were entitled to cook wafers. The nuns failed to follow the recipe of the wafers, but instead they obtained the nowadays popular Brigidini di Lamporecchio.

The brigidini are aproximately three inches in diameter chips made of flour, eggs, sugar and anise extract (originally the recipe contained anise seeds instead of extract). The brigidini have an yellowish colour and a crunchy consistency.

The present sweets are very popular and can be found at all the local festivals, events and exhibitions. They are usually prepared by a special machine and packed in transparent plastic bags.


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References

Brigidino di Lamporecchio, www.terraditoscana.com

Brigidini di Lamporecchio, www.piattitoscani.it

Brigidino di Lamporecchio, it.wikipedia.org