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Sicilian Christmas Fig Wreath:  Buccellato

Sicilian Christmas Fig Wreath: Buccellato

The buccellato, also known as cuccidato, is a large pastry wreath filled with a fragrant spiced fig, raisin, and nut filling. Really, it is just a huge cookie as opposed to its smaller version of fig cookies known respectively as buccellati or cuccidati.  It’s a big tradition in Sicily to make these fig-filled sweets at […]

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Italian Pastry Dough:  Pasta Frolla

Italian Pastry Dough: Pasta Frolla

Pasta frolla is a basic all-purpose Italian pastry dough.  I love pasta frolla because it can be used to make a variety of recipes such as Italian cheesecakes, tarts, pies, pastries, and cookies.  It’s super easy to make and I always have some on hand in the freezer.  Pastichiotti, a Sicilian cream-filled pastry, and cuccidati, […]

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Cuccidati: Sicilian Fig Cookies

I guess if I had to pick one cookie that screamed out Sicilian Christmas tradition it would be Cuccidati, or fig cookies.  They are also called Buccellati, Cuddureddi, or—as our family calls them—Cosi di fico (loosely translated as fig things).  Almost every Sicilian eats these at Christmas.  Each family covets their own secret recipe.  This […]

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