Funciddi by Buccheri
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
Technical data sheet of the traditional agri-food product (PAT)
Area of production: Municipality of Buccheri (SR).
Brief description of the product: Dried fruit cake (walnuts, hazelnuts and almonds) in the shape of a mushroom. Description of the processing and maturing methods: Coarsely grind the previously shelled and toasted dried fruit, arrange it on a pastry board together with the white flour and add some muscat or marsala, eggs, sugar and chopped mandarin peels. Mix everything until you get a homogeneous mixture.
From the dough, make balls and work them with three fingers of one hand and the palm of the other until you get an upside-down mushroom.
Arrange the mushrooms on a baking tray and bake at 180 ° C for about 20 minutes.
Specific materials and equipment used for preparation and conditioning: No specific equipment.
Description of the processing, storage and maturing rooms: Bakery workshops and suitable domestic environments.
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: This is the oldest dessert in the town of Buccheri. The presence of vast hazelnut groves and majestic quarry nut trees is documented in the XNUMXth century (Marroni De Marco, Buccheri history, economy and society from the twelfth to the sixteenth century)
They characterize the Christmas party, which is not a party without functions and is given to children as a New Year's gift. It is described in Recipe book of the tavern "U locale ”by the Formica brothers.
Source Pat Cards: Sicily Region
Card insertion: Ignazio Caloggero
Information contributions: Web, Region of Sicily
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