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The “pëccëllætë”: a typical Easter recipe from the south of Italy March 20, 2008

Filed under: Easter — Gina @ 4:47 pm
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During Easter time our mums and grandmas prepare at least one “pëccëllætë”. It’s an Easter ring shaped cake made by flour, water and eggs, with or without sugar that we eat on Easter. Here you are the recipe!

You need:

  • 1 kg of flour
  • 250 g of sugar
  • Water (how you need)
  • 7 eggs
  • 100 g of melted lard
  • 1 piece of brewer’s yeast
  • 1 grated lemon peel
  • 1 glass of “Martini” liquor

Mix the ingredients on the pastry board and and work well. Cover the dough and let it rice for ten or more hours( it depends on the temperature), better for one night. Work the dough on the pastry board giving it a ring shape. Cover and let it rice again for 5 or 6 hours. When it’s well riced bake in the oven for about half an hour.

If you like making the salt version, leave the sugar and the “Martini” liquor and add 1 glass of white wine.Before baking insert in the ring shaped dough four boiled eggs with around some blessed olive leaves as a decoration. You can eat it during the Easter lunch instead of bread.

Some photos of a “pëccëllætë” wiyh sugar:




Happy Easter!

Classe 5^A – Scuola primaria “A. Ciancia” – Francavilla in Sinni (PZ) – Italia


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