Buccellati (Vurciddati)
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They are typical Sicilian Christmas sweets, in Ennese dialect they are called “vurciddati” or “picciddata”. The term buccellato comes from the Latin “buccellatum” bread that is divided into buccelli, or pieces. It is a mixture of shortbread pastry, stuffed and covered with a filling, which varies according to the area in which it is prepared. The recipe has ancient traditions, the ingredients are dried figs and almonds, imported to Sicily by the Phoenicians and then widely used by the Greeks. They can be shaped like a donut, bread or stretched biscuit and are finally covered in powdered sugar or sprinkles. The buccellati in Enna, come in two variants: one filled with figs and the other stuffed with almonds. Both are true works of art in both appearance and taste.

 

 

  Click to listen highlighted text! They are typical Sicilian Christmas sweets, in Ennese dialect they are called “vurciddati” or “picciddata”. The term buccellato comes from the Latin “buccellatum” bread that is divided into buccelli, or pieces. It is a mixture of shortbread pastry, stuffed and covered with a filling, which varies according to the area in which it is prepared. The recipe has ancient traditions, the ingredients are dried figs and almonds, imported to Sicily by the Phoenicians and then widely used by the Greeks. They can be shaped like a donut, bread or stretched biscuit and are finally covered in powdered sugar or sprinkles. The buccellati in Enna, come in two variants: one filled with figs and the other stuffed with almonds. Both are true works of art in both appearance and taste.    

 


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