Top 5 ways to use your gluten free almond pie crust

Top 5 ways to use your gluten free almond pie crust
So you purchased one of the Piccola Cucina gluten free almond pie crusts, but are fresh out of ideas on what to make with it.  Here are the top 5 ways to use the Unsweetened Vegan Almond Crust. Deep Dish Pizza - no matter your cravings or preferences, pretty much...

Best Artisan Indulgent Health Food Manufacturer of 2020

Best Artisan Indulgent Health Food Manufacturer of 2020
If you haven’t tried them, this might inspire you to get your bag!    We are so proud to announce that we are winners at the @_luxlifemag Food & Drink Awards for the Best Artisan Indulgent Health Food Manufacturer of 2020 award!   THANK YOU to all of our customers—we celebrate...

How to make an easy gluten free, keto adaptable dinner

How to make an easy gluten free, keto adaptable dinner
Eating more nutrient dense foods, that are high in protein is not always easy.  Especially when we are busy and on the go and don't have a lot of time for planning.  I can tell you that the unsweetened almond pie shell has saved many dinners.  Its easy to fall...

How to use an almond pie shell

How to use an almond pie shell
Elevate your pie with the use of our almond pie shells. Use it for a sweet or savoury filling.  The brown box is slightly sweetened, perfect for fruit pies, custards, ice cream, etc.  The green box is our unsweetened shell that is versatile and neutral in flavour, can be suited...

What is the best almond flour to use for cooking/baking?

What is the best almond flour to use for cooking/baking?
Let's demystify almond flour.  When purchasing almond flour for baking, the following tips may help. Particle size - look for an almond flour that is finely milled, almost looks like a powder - this will yield the lightest baked goods - whether you are making your own macaroons, breads, muffins...

Italian Macaroons vs. French Macarons - which should you buy?

Italian Macaroons vs. French Macarons - which should you buy?
The often colourful sandwich, filled with a ganache is the French Macaroon or Macaron.  Italian macaroons also known as Amaretti, share the same base ingredients...ground blanched almonds, egg whites & sugar.  Biggest difference is the texture.  The French macaron is pillowy and slightly crunchy, whereas the Amaretti, when made true...

Brief History of Italian Macaroons also known as Amaretti*

Brief History of Italian Macaroons also known as Amaretti*
Early records indicate they originated in Venice during the late Renaissance period (mid 17th century) and was the creation of Francesco Moriondo, pastry chef at the court of Savoy. Amaretti biscuits have been a part of Italian patisserie for hundreds of years. The Lazzaroni family have been making amaretti biscuits since 1719, and...