Saturday, September 09, 2006

Italian Sweets

Before I left on my trip, I was excited about all the fanstastic desserts I would see and try. Upon arriving in Alberobello, I soon realized that I might not get to due to its size. It is a very small, rustic city paved with cobblestones and numerous tourist stores selling replica trullis. It was not until my sister-in-law Tanya said, "Did you see the great bakery in town?" that I had a glimmer of hope. I asked her to take me there next time we were in town.

When we got there I was excited - they sold pastries, cookies, chocolate and gelato. Everything (except gelato) was sold by weight so I pulled out 10 euros and said to give me an assortment.

Well, 10 euros bought an entire tray of tarts, cream-filled pastries and cakes. We couldn't believe what she gave us so we bought some gelato and took our treats back home. They all looked very pretty, some more than others. The same went with the flavour - some were very tasty and some tasted like "cake and cream". A few of these same pastries were served at the wedding, along with full slices of cakes and tarts so I think they are pretty common in the region of Italy that we were in. Yum! One of my favourite pastries (not shown) was shaped liked a croissant, glazed and filled with Nutella. Nutella! How fantastic is that?






Our tray of sweets









6 comments:

Tanna said...

For 10 Euros! Wow, some where in there should have been a dream come true. Looks fun and good.

Ivonne said...

That brings back so many memories of wonderful sweets in Italy! I bet you had an amazing time!

Brilynn said...

Everything looks delicious! I'm envious...

geraldine said...

Wow, that's what you call DESSERTS!!!! These look delicious and HUGE.


Huggs, G

Julia said...

ooo, what an amount of deliciousness! =)
what was that big chocolate ball thing? a sort of truffle?? =) I love truffles...yum!

Canadian Baker said...

The big chocolate ball was a lethal rum ball. My father-in-law really liked it - it was moist and very rummy. Thanks for all the nice comments everyone!