Biscotti inspired Italy’s greatest cultural accomplishments, sating Michelangelo’s late-night hunger pangs and indefinitely delaying the coffee breaks of repairmen fixing the leaning tower of Pisa. Bake a tasty procrastination tool with today’s Groupon to Sweet Italiano. Choose between the following options:
- For $24, you get a two-hour at-home biscotti-making class for 2 (a $75 value).
- For $77, you get a two-hour at-home biscotti-making class for 10 (a $155 value).<p>
Sweet Italiano dispatches its practiced chefs to usher kids and adults through the biscotti-baking process from the comfort of their homes. Toting all necessary equipment, bakers lay out premeasured ingredients as students strap on a Sweet Italiano apron that they get to keep post-lesson. Over the course of the two-hour class, students fashion the iconic twice-baked Italian treat in two flavors, choosing from anise, banana walnut, peanut-butter chocolate, birthday cake, double chocolate, and vanilla hazelnut. Along the way, pupils sample ingredients, bob their head to Italian tunes, and whisper arias to help yeast rise. Instructors bring 2 pounds of ingredients for each savory-sweet flavor, enough to bake approximately 20 biscotti that emerge from the oven on the softer side, though still hard enough to chisel initials into the side of a styrofoam gondola.
Once treats have cooled, newly minted bakers sit back and survey their handiwork, dipping biscotti in cups of Italian espresso that Sweet Italiano’s chefs will grind and brew on the spot using an authentic espresso pot and set of cups. Instructors take care of clean up as well, giving students more time to draft letters to Chef Boyardee about their newfound culinary skills.