Quaresimali are Florentine Lenten biscuits, prepared during the period of Lent. Lent is a religious observance in the Christian liturgical calendar that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends approximately six weeks later, the night before Easter Sunday.
Quaresimali biscuits are widespread throughout the Italian territory, albeit with different preparation methods. The dough of the Tuscan biscuits is made from egg whites, sugar, and cocoa powder and baked in the oven. The peculiarity of the Quaresimali biscuits is their form of letters of the alphabet.