Cucciddati of Calatafimi
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Cucciddati of Calatafimi


Product included in the national list of traditional agri-food products (PAT)

Type PAT : Fresh pasta and products from the bakery, biscuits, pastry and confectionery

Production area: Municipality of Calatafimi Segesta

Technical data sheet of the traditional agri-food product (PAT)

 Name: Cucciddati of Calatafimi.

Where Produced: Municipality of Calatafimi Segesta.

Description: Carved crown-shaped loaves, weight about 200 grams, primary products durum wheat flour, Valle Trapanesi extra virgin olive oil, natural yeast and salt.

Processing Technology: The flour is mixed with olive oil and then the addition of warm water, salt and natural yeast takes place and is then worked by hand until a smooth mash is obtained. Subsequently it is broken into small shapes of about 250 grams which is modeled in the shape of a crown and after leavening it is carved through a processing technique handed down from father to son for about 4 centuries. Then it is placed in a hot oven at a temperature of 220 ° C for 30 minutes.

Specific material and equipment used: Wooden board, knife.

Processing rooms: Rooms usually intended for family cooking.

Elements proving that the methodologies have been practiced in a homogeneous way and according to traditional rules for a period of not less than 25 years: The Cucciddato di Calatafimi is a bread born around 1600 on the occasion of the celebrations in honor of the SS Crocifisso Padrone of Calatafimi Segesta, a festival in which the class of Massari offered the aforementioned breads to citizens in honor of the SS Crocifisso.

Later it was also taken as a symbol by other social classes such as the Borgesi with the famous Circu and the Borgesi di S. Giuseppe, who in the period of March 19 feast of S. Giuseppe tour the country offering them to the devotees ... ... Given the continuous and growing requested today, the Cucciddati are produced by local bakers almost daily

Source Pat Cards: Sicily Region 

Card insertion: Ignazio Caloggero

Information contributions: Web, Region of Sicily

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