It’s way past Christmas but I still feel like I’m opening presents. Shortly before the end of last year I was gifted a delivery from Nonna Box: a subscription box full of gourmet foodstuffs from Italy. Every month a different area of Italy is featured; in December sweet treats from Marche, a region on the eastern coast of Italy, was the theme. See all the goodies from the box below:
Nonna Box December
Clockwise from top left: caffe d’orzo, an energy drink made from Marche-grown barley; salame di cioccolato, a salami-shaped confection made from hazelnuts and gianduja; strozzapreti pasta, a popular regional pasta whose name translates to “priest-choker”(!); tart visciole cherries, also known as morello cherries, local artisan chocolate (mine was spiced with chili); and beer jelly, inspired by the growing microbrewery trend in Marche.
- 3 cups (396 g) all purpose flour
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups whole milk
- 4 large egg yolks
- 1 egg white for egg wash