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Delicious sweet bread from Forno a Vapore bakery in Lucca

by poz Online Now Jul 8, 2009 at 4:36 PM

We had the most delicious little sweet bread loaves from the Forno a Vapore bakery on Via Santa Lucia near San Michele in Foro. They contained pine nuts and chocolate chips. Does anyone know what they're called? I'd love to get a recipe for them, but just knowing the name would be a wonderful start. Thanks!

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    Re: Delicious sweet bread from Forno a Vapore bakery in Lucca

    by travelgourmet Online Now Jul 9, 2009 at 12:49 PM

    Amedeo Giuisti is noted for their foccacia but your discription sounds more like a Panettone style of sweet bread with the pine nuts and chocolate chips.Panettone is enjoyed in December as a Christmas bread. The bakers may have their own name for it. Call them up at: +39 (0) 583 496285

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    by poz Online Now Jul 15, 2009 at 2:02 PM

    I've had panettone and these breads were different, more dense. I was hoping someone who is visiting Lucca or lives there might be able to stop in the bakery. I'm not sure I'd be able to communicate with them very well on the phone. Thanks for your reply though!

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    Re: Delicious sweet bread from Forno a Vapore bakery in Lucca

    by cgf Online Now Jul 15, 2009 at 2:19 PM

    You probably are talking about 'Pinolato' which is a varying of 'Buccellato'
    this varying it was done for those did not please grapes goes and anise.

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    by poz Online Now Mar 13, 2010 at 11:20 AM

    Found out what it's called - pinolatino! I guess they are small loaves of pinolato. No luck yet finding a recipe though.

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    Re: Delicious sweet bread from Forno a Vapore bakery in Lucca

    by travelgourmet Online Now Mar 13, 2010 at 2:49 PM

    Why not try a recipe for Buccellato as cgf suggests and instead of grappa, raisins and anise, substitue pine nuts and chocolate chips. Check out the recipe for Buccellato di Lucca: italianfood.about.com/od/cak...

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