Dear Fiscotti Fans!!
My Fiscotti journey started in 2016 and at the time, it was to occupy my time as I struggled transitioning from working for companies over 30 years to running a business of my own. Who knew a job loss would lead to running two businesses? In 2012, I started Rose to the Rescue (working with business owners that needed a rescue with their administrative tasks).
The fiscotti cookies really came out of nowhere. In fact, baking was not something I was good at. If my mom was alive, she would tell you that I wasn't a big fan of following recipes.
But one day, I called my aunt and asked if she would share a recipe for the Italian Anise biscotti that she used to bake for family functions over the Christmas holidays. My mom used to make them too, but she has been gone for quite a few years, making me miss them even more. Because when I ate them, it would remind me of the good old days at family functions.
My first attempt at baking the biscotti was not great. My rolling pin was covered in gooey dough because I had no idea what I was doing. But, this wasn't going to stand in my way because I am not one to give up, so I gave it several tries, more like half a dozen more tries until I got it just right. Well, I scored, because the minute I shared my business idea, people immediately supported it with open arms.
So, it got me thinking, 'why stop there?' Because that would be boring, so I took the next step by creating other flavours. One flavour led to another and this is how Rose's Fiscotti evolved.
Many people ask why the name "fiscotti" and not "biscotti" - well, it's simple. My last name starts with an F so I thought I would change it up a bit...
Now...I welcome you, your friends and family to try the Fiscottis too as they make for the perfect gift for any occasion.
Enjoying life to the last bite!
FUN FISCOTTI FACT!
"The word biscotto is derived from the Latin “bis,” for “twice", and “coctum” or “baked” which would soon be adapted to “cotto,” meaning "cooked”."
Biscotti (Fiscotti too) is so special that National Biscotti Day is celebrated September 29th.
Biscotti was originally served with Sweet Wine
Vin Santo, or Vino Santo, is a smooth, sweet dessert wine made predominantly in the Tuscan region of Italy. The wine is cherished for its intense flavors of hazelnut, caramel and apricot, and for centuries many Italians have adored the tradition of the perfect pairing of Vin Santo with biscotti.
While biscotti today is often enjoyed with a coffee or espresso, many Italians still find the sweet wine pairing the ultimate ending to a meal or a perfect treat to while away the afternoon at a café.
FISCOTTI IN THE NEWS!
May 8, 2021 - featured in Mike Balenzano's Welcome to May newsletter.
August 4, 2020 - Read all about it!! Rose's Fiscotti was featured on Digital Main Street as one of 10 local businesses that created online stores. Check it out!!
September 29, 2020 - Innisfil woman leaves the corporate world, whips up her own biscotti business. (Innisfil Today)
November 24, 2020 - Making Life Sweet with Freshly Baked Cookies (Digital Main Street)
Feb 2, 2021 - Celebrating Valentine's Day with a Sweet Fiscotti Treat (Innisfil Today)