The town of Menfi

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I cucchiteddi


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.

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