The Brigidini are typical sweets similar to wafers, but have a yellow-orange colour: the origin of this product seems to be derived from the Brigidine, nuns devout to Santa Brigida, that lived in a convent of Lamporecchio, near Pistoia.
Their task was the preparation of the hosts; the legend says that towards the half of 16th century, one of the nuns mistook the preparation of the hosts. The nuns, in order not to waste that product, thought to refine it adding some aniseeds; the Brigidini were thus created. Their ingredients are sugar, flour, eggs and aniseeds.
Today this cake, beyond the zone of Pistoia and Empoli, is known in the whole Tuscany and it is usually sold in the fairs, during the festivals, in the amusement parks…