Scicli: food

MircoMannino/ November 20, 2018/ Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto, Province of Ragusa, Scicli, Scicli/ 0 comments

Let’s talk about very serious things: THE FOOD

What is very interesting to eat in this city situated in south-east area of Sicily?
Now I show all the things which you have to eat once you are here in Scicli|

1: U CUCCIDDATU

A donut made with durum wheat flour. It contains pepper, lard, ricotta and sausage.
The best one? By Giavatto!

2: LE SCACCE

Tipical focaccia breads of Ragusa area, characterized by a lot of tastes. The most classical are:
– ricotta and sausage (or onion)
– parsley and onion
– tomato and onion
– tomato and aubergines
– tomato, parsley and onion.

Scaccia with parsley, tomato and onion

The best ones? By Pan di Vino! 🙂

3: TESTA DI TURCO (TURKISH’S HEAD)

La testa di Turco is a simply a masterpiece of sicilian gastronomy. It consists of a sort of bignè, with the shape of a turban, full of ricotta cream.
A paradise, simply.
According to me the best one are by Pasticceria Giannone!

4: HOUSE BREAD

An other very delicious thing is house bread, made with durum wheat flour. In this foto there is an example of house bread in Scicli.

5: GRANITA WITH ALMONDS

Because of the south-east area of Sicily is characterized by a lot of almond trees, the best granita you can eat is granita with almonds!
You can choose two tastes: white almond or toasted almond. In this foto I have chosen for the second option 🙂

6: The Iadduzzi

Iadduzzu with Marmara

Biscuits with honey and cinnamon. You can find them in two different shapes: with “marmara” or without it. The so called “Marmara” is a frosting made with sugar and eggwhite.
You can find them by Pasticceria Giannone!

7: Almond paste

almond paste made with carrubs

Almond paste, so called “Snow flake”

Tipical in all Sicily, but mostly in the area of Ragusa, are the almond pastes! There are many different types of almond pastes that you can find and buy, here I show two types: one made with carrubs and the other called “Snow Flake”.

8: The Mustazzoli

Mustazzolu made with mulled wine

Soft Biscuits made with must (from these word comes “Mustazzola”) and covered with toasted almonds. You can find them in the sweeter variant, with honey, or with mulled wine.

9: Cassatelle with Ricotta

Typical of the Easter tradition are the cassatelle of ricotta, of the Ragusa area.
A preparation based on durum wheat flour, kneaded to obtain the shape of a crown, inside which is placed the ricotta mixed with sugar, cinnamon and lemon peel.

10: The Macallè

Macallè fried with ricotta

The Macallé is a dessert that can be found throughout the region and in all the provinces of Sicily, the only difference you will find will be the type of ricotta used (if vaccinated, ovine or caprine) and the name with which the product will be presented: Macallè in the province of Ragusa, Cartoccio in the province of Catania and Palermo, while here and there can also happen to find the word Rollè! They can be found either fried or baked (delicious in both modes)

Macallé cooked in the oven

If you ever go to Santa Croce Camerina one day, there you will have the honor of finding huge Macallè, XXL size! Try them at least once!

11: The cornetto with ricotta cheese

Essential, simple and delicious, the cornetto with ricotta cheese is simply one of the best way to begin your day! You have to try it once in your life… or once a day! 🙂

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