Buccellato

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Buccellato
Buccellato 1.jpg
Type Cake
Place of origin Italy
Region or state Sicily
Main ingredients Candied fruit
Cookbook: Buccellato  Media: Buccellato

A Buccellato [buttʃelˈlaːto] is a Sicilian circular cake. Buccellato contains figs and nuts.[1] It is traditionally associated with Christmas in Sicily.[1][2]

It is not to be confused with the distinct, but similar traditional Lucchese cake of the same name, the buccellato (di Lucca), although both are ring-shaped sweet breads that contain candied fruit peels.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gillian Riley, The Oxford Companion to Italian Food (Oxford University Press, 2004, p. 194.
  2. ^ Carol Field, Celebrating Italy (W. Morrow and Company, 1990), p. 284.
  3. ^ Anna Del Conte, "Buccellato" in Gastronomy of Italy (rev. ed.: Pavilion Books, 2013).