This is a preview of the content in our Italian Food Decoder app. Get the app to:
  • Read offline
  • Remove ads
  • Build a list of your own favourites
  • Search the contents with full-text search functionality
  • ... and more!
iOS App Store Google Play

befanini

Christmas shortbread cookies

Named after the Befana, the good witch of Epiphany who brings good Italian bambini yet more treats on the night of 5 January, befanini were first made around Viareggio and are now made across Tuscany. They are cut out in various shapes and usually decorated with sprinkles.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Image by Catidap, Creative Commons License