The coppers of Naples are large and soft biscuitscocoa with icing alchocolate dark chocolate and grains ofpistachio and represent the typical dessert of the feast of All Saints and the Dead.
Do not be fooled by the name because these fragrant biscuits do not come from Campania, as you might think, but fromSicily especially from the city ofCatania.
The origin of their name seems to date back to the union of the Kingdom of the two Sicilies, when the Bourbon rulers minted a coin containing a copper alloy, in order to replace the richer alloy of gold and silver. For the occasion, the people thought it best to create the confectionery version of this coin, inventing the copper of Naples.
Slightly crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, they can be oval, round or elongated, decorated with dark, white or pistachio chocolate, but the most famous are those that have a filling withmarmalade.
The filling in the decidedly more modern version can also be based on the delicious cream ofhazelnuts.
You just have to come and taste them!