We all need a treat now and then don’t we? How do you treat yourself? With a pamper session, a nice glass of wine or a fancy meal? Personally I head to Rizzardini’s patisserie in the San Polo district of Venice to pick out a cake….or maybe two depending on how big a treat I need! Here are just three of my all time favourites but don’t forget to leave me a comment below with your best treats!
Rizzardini’s chocolate éclair is a light as a feather. Made from puff pastry, filled with wonderful whipped cream and topped with a chocolate fondant icing it always hits the spot as a bite-sized indulgence. Mmmmm, don’t mind if I do!
The éclair is swiftly followed by the fritella or fried doughnut served up after Epiphany through to the end of Carnival. You can either indulge in a plain fritella or one filled with crème patissier or zabaglione made with egg yolks, sugar and Marsala wine. Now that’s a treat that can’t be resisted – I am just thankful that they’re only on sale for a couple of months in the run up to Lent!
And finally, I love a sfera di Casanova or Casanova’s ball! Its a golf ball sized rich chocolate truffle rolled in white chocolate pieces that just melts in the mouth – if you need a hit of chocolate it is just the job although I can’t vouch for its aphrodisiac properties alla Casanova!
Rizzardini’s have been treating Venetians to cream puffs, cakes and crunchy biscuits since 1742 so if you need a treat pop by for an espresso or spritz and a sfera. Just don’t leave it to late in the afternoon otherwise your favourites may have been snapped up! Now then, who wants cake…..?!
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