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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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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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