Behind the enticing counter at Cosa Duci bakery in Boca Raton is a quiet hum of many hands hard at work, preparing classic Italian desserts.
Those hands belong to a pastry-devoted Italian family that has captured Boca’s heart with more than sweets. Owners Silvia and Giuseppe Fausto and their mother Giovanna Cimino also serve an astonishingly good Italian lunch every day at their quaint bakery-café.
But it’s the pastry that has spread their bakery’s name across Florida. Their confections are sold at Whole Foods Markets across the state, with many making their way out of the state. They’re that good.
Their sweet repertoire includes cookies and more — mezzalunas, linzers, (raspberry and chocolate), biscotti (pistachio butter), almond horn, rainbow cookies and flourless desserts.
And then there’s the tiramisu: regular and a limoncello variation that’s crafted with Giovanna’s homemade limoncello liqueur and raspberry. The classic tiramisu is made with mascarpone cheese, espresso coffee and a bit of wine and spirits (Marsala and rum). Filled with the rich cream, it’s ringed with lady fingers and topped with semi-sweet cocoa.
Over a span of three days, Cosa Duci churns out more than 1000 tiramisu desserts.
And there’s no rest in sight for the pastry makers – this year, they’ll start delivering éclairs and crème puffs to Whole Foods Market as well.
Source: Palm Beach Post