Cornetti Crazy

When life gives you a cornetto, don’t ever let it go. It doesn’t matter how big this delicious Italy pastry is. Eat it piece by piece, all the filling included.

It had been over a year since I got my hands on an authentic cornetto. These citrus-essenced Italian pastry is not a croissant. So often, many market croissants as cornetti or vice versa. It just confuses people like crazy. They come to Italy, go to a coffee bar and expect a traditional flaky French croissant. Instead, they receive something totally different.

But, to me, so much more amazing.

Maybe it’s the nostalgia. I typically eat a cornetto immediately after I land in Italia. I don’t care if it’s a pre-frozen cornetto from a random airport coffee bar. With a perfectly foamy cappuccino, it is absolute heaven.

There is no rule to eating a cornetto. Just enjoy the hell out of it. Warning: these pastries come in various delicious fillings. Choose wisely – everyone has their preferred cornetto filling. Knowing this will keep you endlessly happy for mornings to come.

Typical Cornetti Fillings:

  • Crema (pastry cream)
  • Marmellata (jam – typically apricot or mixed berry)
  • Cioccolato (chocolate)
  • Nutella
  • Crema di nocciola (hazelnut cream)
  • Crema di pistacchio (decadent pistachio cream pictured below!)

You can also score a cornetto vuoto, or plain version. But, that’s just so boring.

If you can’t go to Italy anytime soon (like most of us,) visit Rosetta Bakery in Miami. They have around 7 locations, all serving delicious cornetti.

There is also IT Italian Trattoria. It boasts some delicious cornetti as well, along with a gorgeous lever manual espresso machine that makes a mean macchiato.

Gosh, I’m such a sucker for a good caffe.

Love cornetti like me? Tell me all about it. I’m still in my cornetti daydream.

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