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I was recently in Venice and relaxed my vegan lifestyle to enjoy a local pastry. It was green, pistachio flavored and filled with almonds. It looked something like this (mine did not have chocolate):

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Does anybody know what this pastry is called so I can learn how to make it?

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Those are Pan Pistacchio - this blog entry (not mine) has a picture of a sign in a shop window identifying them. It goes on to say that the general category of these buns is Fishermans Buns or Pan del Pescatore and that the green ones specifically are pistachio, which matches what I saw in Venice myself - the pistachio ones were always green and there were often other flavours next to them.

That should be enough to get you more pictures and recipes. I found some at this TripAdvisor page, but you can experiment.

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Great find! For reference, the ingredients listed on the bottom of the sign there are "Pistachio-flavored sweet pastry, raisins, and almonds". –  Josh Caswell Dec 25 '12 at 0:54
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