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Venezia, a homage to Venice’s sweet-making tradition

Published on 28 March 2019 | Category: Products

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Once upon a time there was a special tin box.

One of those pretty tins our grandmothers used to store their buttons, needles and thread. A treasure chest that drew children’s attention and perhaps contained valuable booty. From time to time it was used as a drum, or a time capsule for hiding and keeping secrets, letters and little souvenirs. However, this special tin originally contained an unparalleled delicacy: biscuits as fine as leaves, packed closely together to make the shape of a small golden loaf.

Baicoli, they were called. A Venetian speciality that would remain crisp and fragrant for a long time during sea voyages or was enthusiastically devoured in the city’s cafés. Their distinctive biscuit texture was unmistakable, thanks to two periods of proving and two cooking methods; as was their sweet flavour and their elongated shape, like the outline of a fish. Excellent served with coffee or tea, but also dipped in local passito wines. Baicoli were the traditional accompaniment to zabaione, hot chocolate and other creamy treats.

From tin to tub, from biscuit to Venezia, the new flavour from Galatea

Now imagine this delicious recipe updated to become a fabulous gelato with a pale yellow colour, just like the biscuit. Imagine Bacioli, but cool and spoonable: a biscuit that can become an exquisite filling for sponge cakes or wafers, or a wonderful semifreddo. Can you imagine the flavour, the aroma, the creamy texture? You’re thinking of the new flavour from Galatea: Venezia, a homage to the city of art and its culinary culture. An emotion that’s available in packs of 50 g /1 kg.

 

The delight of a hazelnut sfogliatella

Remember birthday parties at home? Those special jolly decorations, the smell of cakes, the trays of biscuits and pastries with hazelnut cream? If your answer is yes, you’re going to love this incredible story! Those marvellous childhood memories are not lost, but live on to give all their flavour to the new gelato from Galatea: Sfogliatella Salata. It’s a delicious cream of hazelnuts and cacao with little pieces of salted sfogliatella made with extra virgin olive oil. A spoonful of flavours and textures that are different but utterly intoxicating: an innovative flavour available in individual packs or kits.

 

What are you waiting for?

Look out for Venezia  and Sfogliatella Salata in your nearest ice cream parlour and write the next chapter of these extraordinary stories.

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ICINGS AND GLAZES: NOW GOODNESS LOOKS GREAT TOO

Published on 7 November 2018 | Category: Products

In previous posts we’ve talked about how the appearance and colour of what we eat influences our mind. Our perception of what tastes good often comes from our eyes as well as our tastebuds: if food is well-presented it tastes better too. And that’s not all: an interesting result of neurogastronomy research reveals, for example, that we tend to eat less, and less willingly, in a dark room, because we’re less ‘seduced’ by our sense of sight.

Once again, popular wisdom comes to our aid, confirming that the relationship between taste and sight really is important: how many times have we heard something described as ‘so good it’s a shame to eat it’? But some things are so delicious the real shame is not to eat them! With our philosophy of giving everyone the opportunity to enjoy sweet pleasures – even people with specific dietary requirements – we work to achieve all-round excellence in all our ingredients.
A growing focus on food as a source of wellness and gratification has led in recent years to a considerable increase in interest in the preparation and aesthetic presentation of every dish. Cake design – decorating cakes and pastries to make them look more appetising – has become a learnable art, indispensable not only on formal occasions like weddings and birthdays, but also in small everyday celebrations.

The new Golosa line supports the traditional ethical approach of Galatea’s experience, extending our already vast range of products for artisan ice cream and pastry-making with new items which can improve and facilitate the work of every professional in the sector. With a view to the creation of impeccable desserts, biscuits, panettoni, mousses and semifreddi, we have developed our new icings and glazes, ideal for decorating all your creations.

ready-to-use icing - Galatea

 

Our ready-to-use icing for baked goods is designed to get the very best from your baking, with and without egg white; 100% natural, it is free from additives and gluten, vegan-friendly and, thanks to its innovative formula, it remains on the surface of the product for more than 80 days without being absorbed, maintaining the structure of your dessert unaltered.

 

Galatea glazes

If you want to indulge yourself further, unleash your creativity or expand your offer with the greatest of ease, Galatea glazes (GLASSY, VEGAN GLASSY and GLASSE DECOR) are your ideal ally: natural, gluten-free and high-performance, they’re all you need for mirror glazes, fruit-based or coloured, appetising and imaginative. They’re easy to prepare and ideal for special decorations that make your products unforgettable, bringing out all their goodness and allowing you to customise every item however you wish.

At Galatea, your needs are important, and our ingredients are created so that you don’t need to compromise between what’s delicious, what’s healthy and what’s aesthetically pleasing, because the eye is important too.

Our professionalism is at your disposal, with solutions suited to every occasion.

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