|The town of Menfi
Foods and cook recipes from Menfi
Shelled almonds kg. 1, sugar gr. 800, mayorca flour gr. 200, eggs 2, grated lemon peel, candied fruit jam gr. 400. For the icing: sugar gr. 800, vanilla 2 packets, cream of tartar a pinch, water gr. 250.
Shell, peel and crush almonds (adding some bitter almonds) in a mortar.
Place on a marble surface and add sugar and eggs. Mix well and let the mix stand for a day.
Mix it again and divide in small extended balls. In each of them put a tablespoon candied fruit jam.
Place the "cucchiteddi" on a greased tin and bake until golden.
In the meantime prepare icing: mix sugar, vanilla, cream of tartar and grated lemon peel in water, on a very flow flame.
When sugar starts caramelizing, turn the flame off and dip pies in sugar. Let them cool down.