On the chef's online shop you will find his Baci, also in a special edition in the shape of a heart, chocolates and a plum cake with a ruby red heart. They can be bought in one click and that's why they are a stroke of genius
Make a gift of Valentine's day it's easy, if you know how to do it. And Carlo knows it. Since he inaugurated his online shop shortly before the outbreak of the pandemic and the delivery boom, orders have never stopped. Jams, spices, tomato sauce, oil and a set of pots, but it is the pastry that is king. Cakes, panettone, chocolates and them… i Kisses of Cracco. He is a cooking genius, his collaborators are evil geniuses who have created a perfect product: good, beautiful and with a name so sexy that it has become a blockbuster. The credit would be all in marketing were it not that Cracco's Kisses are not just a nice gimmick: they are a small delight studied by pastry chef Marco Pedron. He, the man of Cracco's pizza, of his screaming croissants, and now of the new Milanese classic.
«Colored like macarons, Italian like lady's kisses. They are Ringo gourmets, I have not invented anything . Marco studied the product in every detail, and not just the taste. «Compared to the lady's kisses we used not hazelnut flour, but almond flour: they are light and colorful. But there are no secrets, only excellent raw materials: stone-ground 00 flour Petra 5 by Molino Quaglia, which makes the pastry crumbly, and Valrhona Inspiration chocolate, a “white chocolate” with cocoa butter and fruit . Therefore? "In Baci di Cracco, more than the recipe, the stroke of genius lies in the management of the product, which is often more important than the product itself". Yes, because Cracco's Baci are kept out of the refrigerator and last long enough that you don't have to eat them in one bite (if you can resist). Raspberry, yuzu, passion fruit, strawberry, gianduia, almond; in the heart version, only in two flavors.
«But for Valentine's Day we also do plum cake with heart shaped heart, a long process that requires a double firing . Chocolate, red heart with raspberry powder and pulp, chocolate ganache to make it beautiful and uniform, chocolate glaze and golden sugar. «Simple to the eye, complex in processing, but not so decorated, because the beauty is inside. At the debut he totaled more than a thousand orders just him. And then i chocolates, heart shaped obviously, raspberry chocolate with passion fruit filling and dark chocolate with raspberry filling.
Marco Pedron is not only a great pastry chef, he is a calculator and one who engineers production to make it work even on large numbers. Since Cracco's opening in the Galleria they have never stopped, not even during the first lockdown of 2020. "We have always worked, myself, the two guys who take care of the doughs and leavened products, and the three girls who make up half of the team . They are the ones who take care of all the Valentine's Day production . And he is keen to mention them with a lot of name and surname: Ilaria Caneva, sous pastry chef, the chocolatier Carlotta Filipazzi and Alessandra Pagan. As I write this, doves are already being baked for Easter, and they promise surprises.
I Baci di Cracco and all the other products can be bought from Cracco in the Galleria or bought online.
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