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Italian term or phrase:mostaccioli
English translation:mostaccioli (type of biscuit)
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20:17 Jun 14, 2005
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Cooking / Culinary / stuffed pasta, ingredients,
Italian term or phrase: mostaccioli
I can only find recipes for these, but in my case they are in fact ingredients for a recipe for stuffed pasta "Casoncelli della Bergamasca", and are finely chopped - I wondered if maybe there were some kind of grape (from mosto in wine making), but can find no confirmation of this. Thanks for any help. SUE
kringle
Local time: 16:42
type of biscuit
Explanation:
Hi, I didn't know this was an ingredient in Casoncelli (the recipes I've seen call for amaretti). In any event, I can confirm that mostaccioli are biscuits made from must, honey and almonds. They're quite popular in my area (Umbria) and have traditionally been linked to St. Francis.
Apparently they're popular elsewhere too! Take a look:
I mostaccioli - o, meglio, in dialetto calabro: "mustazzola" - sono biscotti a pasta piuttosto dura a base di farina, miele d'arancio e mosto cotto. Hanno le forme più svariate e (spesso anche eccessive e pacchiane) e sono decorati da carta stagnola colorata. Sono dei dolci tipici calabresi, che ancora oggi vengono prodotti nella zona di Soriano Calabro in provincia di Vibo Valentia. Pare che il nome derivi da "mustacea", una antica focaccia per sponsali preparata mescolando farina, mosto cotto, un condimento grasso, cacio, anice, cotta sopra foglie di lauro.

HTH!
Catherine

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Catherine Bolton
Local time: 16:42
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Thanks for all the info - sorry danette, had to be mostaccioli as this is for the official site "lombardia.it" and so must stick to what they write!! thanks for everyon'es help. SUE
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Catherine Bolton


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type of biscuit


Explanation:
Hi, I didn't know this was an ingredient in Casoncelli (the recipes I've seen call for amaretti). In any event, I can confirm that mostaccioli are biscuits made from must, honey and almonds. They're quite popular in my area (Umbria) and have traditionally been linked to St. Francis.
Apparently they're popular elsewhere too! Take a look:
I mostaccioli - o, meglio, in dialetto calabro: "mustazzola" - sono biscotti a pasta piuttosto dura a base di farina, miele d'arancio e mosto cotto. Hanno le forme più svariate e (spesso anche eccessive e pacchiane) e sono decorati da carta stagnola colorata. Sono dei dolci tipici calabresi, che ancora oggi vengono prodotti nella zona di Soriano Calabro in provincia di Vibo Valentia. Pare che il nome derivi da "mustacea", una antica focaccia per sponsali preparata mescolando farina, mosto cotto, un condimento grasso, cacio, anice, cotta sopra foglie di lauro.

HTH!
Catherine




    Reference: http://www.gennarino.org/mostacciuoli.htm
Catherine Bolton
Local time: 16:42
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
Thanks for all the info - sorry danette, had to be mostaccioli as this is for the official site "lombardia.it" and so must stick to what they write!! thanks for everyon'es help. SUE

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agree  esoft: mostaccioli are also a type of cookie - different ingredients according to region: Lombardy made with corn meal, in some southern regions like Salento add cocoa powder too - wine type ingreditent seems to be common throughout the regions. // will send
2 hrs
  -> Cookie or biscuit... depending on which side of the Atlantic you're from ;-)

agree  danette: "mostaccioli" is also a type of pasta but as most recipes for casoncelli call for amaretti cookies, as Catherine said, it must be mostaccioli cookies. Maybe you should put "amaretti" since they're easier to find/more well-known.
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