Everywhere I go, I see all kinds of traditional Christmas sweets… and I just love it!
Torrone and torroncini are well known among Italians… every household purchase them during this time of the year.
Torrone is described as a nougat confection. The main ingredients are honey, sugar and egg white. Tradional Italian torrone would have roasted almonds inside. There are 2 kinds; hard and soft. I prefer to the soft one… it is much easier to chew, really! The hard kind is a bit pain to munch. Oh well, it depends on what you like… both types of torrone are delicious!
Torrone – traditionally comes in a rectangular shape, a long bar.
Slice it up into little bars when you want to eat.
Torroncini – they are similar to torrone, but they are smaller. The main ingredients are just honey, sugar and egg white. Traditional torroncini would be a bite size, coated with chocolate and have different flavors; vanilla, orange, chocolate, etc.
Italian words for today;
Torroncino (singular form) = one piece of torroncino
Torroncini (plural form) = many pieces of torroncino
Normally people would have more than one piece… so they would say “Torroncini” rather than “Torroncino”… well, it depends on how many pieces you want to have… many? Or just one?
Let’s see what’s inside!
Extra — these are some of my Christmas decorations at home.
Cans with skiing Santa (hoe hoe hoe)!
Santa Clause = Babbo Natale
Enjoy Christmas shopping everyone!