Cavallucci are typical Sienese biscuits made with a dough flavored with spices and enriched with nuts.
he Cavallucci are served with liqueur wines in which they are soaked, certainly the best pairing is with Vin Santo, but also Passito di Pantelleria, Marsala, Asti Spumante or Moscato.
They are traditional country cookies and date back to the sixteenth century, and traditionally they were exchanged as a gift during the holidays.
The name apparently derives from the word horses, those of the post or exchange stations, where the workers who changed horses used to make it wide. Round and irregular in shape, rather large, once they were prepared only with flour, a little sugar, anise seeds and a little walnut.
Today the recipe has been enriched with aromas and flavors … To the acacia honey, melted together with the very low heat sugar, are added flour, toasted and chopped almonds, candied citron and orange finely cut, anise, cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander powder and a pinch of baking soda.