Most popular Christmas Italian sweet

Two are the Christmas sweets known and consumed throughout the italien peninsula during the Christmas period. Consumers of one hardly buy that other.Probably the Christmas cake is, by definition, the Panettone. Panettone, prepared in all Italy nowadays, originated in Milan.I like to think that it’s born at the court of Ludovico il Moro, as the …

Sicily, the history of the tradition of cuccìa.

13 December, history of the Saint Lucia cuccìaThe birth of the cuccìa can be traced back to two very similar periods of famine that occurred in Palermo in 1646 and in Syracuse in 1763. It is said that the people, destroyed by famine, prayed asking for divine help so that this terrible suffering would end. …

PIPITONE FEDERICO’ HOUSE ARANCINA

1/2 kg Arborio or Roma rice1 sachet of saffron threads50 gr Passolina and mixed pine nuts (Corinth raisins, alternatively blonde raisins)300 gr White ragoncino *80 gr diced Napoli salami100 gr diced Primosale3 eggs150 gr flour150 gr crumbs (finely grated bread)1 lt light olive oil (or seeds of your choice) Proceed as for normal arancina ( …