Roccoco' is a Christmas cookie unlike the ones I grew up with. It looks like a flat doughnut. It can also be very hard, requiring one to break off small pieces and eat them slowly. It does, however, contain certain flavors that are warm and comforting. A fusion of pisto; spices such as cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and star anise. Almonds, honey, and lemon/orange peel are also added to the cookie dough.
At quick glance at Scarallo's 2016/2017 version of this classic reminded me instantly of Saturn surrounded by a thin crunchy cookie ring. I broke open the celestial sphere and found a creamy roccoco' mousse.
And what were those yellow cosmic creations??
A combination of velvety foam made with Strega liqueur and tiny gel limoncello droplets.
The second in my series #adottaunochef #chicchef with Chef Lino Scarallo and CHIC.