Giada De Laurentiis dipping cookie in wine
Giada De Laurentiis Is Granting Us Permission To Dip Cookies In Wine
Dunking cookies into beverages like milk, tea, or coffee is a practice enjoyed worldwide. Italian-American chef Giada De Laurentiis, however, likes to dip her cookies in wine.
As seen in a video posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, Giada enjoys dipping cantucci, a specific type of Italian biscotti, into the sweet, amber-colored dessert wine Vin Santo.
In Italy, there are many different types of biscotti, which are crunchy twice-baked cookies. Giada’s favorite pick, cantucci, or cantuccini, are a specialty of Tuscany.
The dry, aromatic cookies are made with flour, butter, eggs, and almonds. They’re sliced into oval shapes, baked twice, and served after dinner to be dipped into Vin Santo wine.
Vin Santo is a syrupy, full-bodied dessert wine from Tuscany with flavors of sweet caramel, honey, and hazelnut. It makes a natural pairing for the nutty, crunchy cantucci.
The cookies are meant to be dipped into the typically small three-ounce measures of Vin Santo until they absorb the late-harvest wine and become soft and sweeter.
Cantucci e Vin Santo, as the Tuscany pairing is known, is to be enjoyed leisurely post-meal. Dipping cookies into wine is a prevalent practice in Germany and Alsace, France, too.