Riciarelli (Siennese almond biscuits) are a traditional Italian biscuit – specifically, a type of macaroon – originating in 14th century Siena. Legend holds that they were introduced by Ricciardetto della Gherardesca in his castle near Volterra upon his return from the Crusades
Riciarelli are traditionally served at Christmas with a glass of Vin Santo.
They are made from egg white, icing sugar and ground almonds. Each one is shaped by hand. A real treat. Soft and moreish.
Riciarelli are sold in 125gm packets.