The pastry and sweets shops in Florence were just terrific. They had such interesting displays in their windows that I tried to take photos whenever I could. Following the post on Pinoy Dessert Favorites, I figured a photo tour of Florentine offerings might be nice. I have to admit that I didnâ€™t even taste most of these dessertsâ€¦ between our voluminous meals and the gelatos we were eating almost 2-3 times a day, I figured I would qualify as a glutton if I stuffed myself with even a fraction of these baked goodies. What was interesting is that the stuff wasnâ€™t too fancy or contrivedâ€¦they kind of looked like they were baked in a home kitchen. Many were seasonal with raspberries and blackberries in full force just as they peaked in the marketsâ€¦ Up top here are mini raspberry tarts with a pastry cream. They looked utterly delicious! I apologize for not having accurate names for each oneâ€¦it would have been too much to keep track of them all!
Right next to the raspberry tarts were the blackberry onesâ€¦
How about a large slice of panforte?
Crunchy meringues with a wisp of chocolateâ€¦
Muffins(?) of some sortâ€¦
Short pudgy biscottiâ€¦
And finish them all off with just one or two exquisite fruit jellies!!!