Almond, Curly Biscuit
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Almond, Curly Biscuit


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 Palma di Montechiaro.

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


Area of ​​production: Municipality of Palma di Montechiaro.

Brief description of the product: S-shaped with grooves, lengths cm. About 10, diameter cm. 2 approximately. Ingredients: peeled almonds, whole eggs, sugar and grated lemon peel.

Description of the processing, conservation and maturing methods: It is hand made dough on an artisanal level.

Specific materials and equipment used for preparation and conditioning: You do not need specific materials or equipment other than the oven for baking and a small tool that allows the formation of grooves on the biscuits. All on an artisanal level.

Description of the processing, storage and maturing rooms: Normal pastry workshops. Freshness duration: approximately one week. In the domestic freezer: several months.

Elements that prove that the methodologies have been practiced in a homogeneous way and according to traditional rules for a period of not less than 25 years: "Il Gattopardo ”by Tomasi di Lampedusa makes an admired quotation from it as reported in the historical essays by Andrea Vitello. The goodness of the “almond” is also given by the quality of the local almond, the “Girgenti Palma”, which has enjoyed a great reputation on foreign markets for centuries.

Source Pat Cards: Sicily Region 

Card insertion: Ignazio Caloggero

Information contributions: Web, Region of Sicily

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