Are you looking for an Italian bakery shop in your area? Want to know what you can expect to find at an Italian bakery shop? Our guide to Italian bakeries gives you the facts & information you want to know.
Considering is the country that gave the world such artistic brilliance as Michealangelo, the Sistine chapel and all the other marvels of the renaissance, it should come as no surprise that Italians have just as much flare and artistic passion when it comes to cooking, and nowhere is this more visible than with Italian Bakery shops. Whether in Italy, the US or anywhere else in the world, if the bakery shop claims to be truly Italian then the goods for sale should include all the classic breads, pastries, cookies and cakes that you would expect to find at an Italian bakery shop in Venice, Milan, Rome of Florence.
Italian Bakery Shops: Pastries
Italian pastries are amongst the most famous and exquisite in the world. With a centuries old tradition of producing the finest pastries Italian bakery shops have literally dozens of different pastry recipes. The fact that Italy consisted of several completely autonomous city states up until the late 19th century means that each region has its own very distinct pastries, although modern Italian bakery shops will have an eclectic mix of pastries from all over Italy for you to enjoy. One of the most popular pastries sold at Italian bakery shops is tiramisu which are soft pastry lady fingers filled with cream cheese and covered in coffee. Also popular are Pasticiotti which are pastry cups filled with chocolate or vanilla cream.
Italian Bakery Shops: Cakes
Italian bakery shops are famous for producing a wide variety of cakes that make an excellent way of celebrating any special occasion, whether it be a birthday, wedding or simply an office party. Italian cakes very often make use of fruits which are sliced and put either in the middle of the cake of on the top of the cake beneath a layer of icing. Alternatively there are rich chocolate cakes available that make liberal use of chocolate shavings and coffee. The Italian chocolate mousse cake, with its layers of rich mousse and dark chocolate cake, is perfect for chocolate lovers. Also available at Italian bakery shops are Lemon or Raspberry Mousse cakes.