Scarcella

Scarcella

An Italian dessert eaten in Apulia region at Easter time: 'scarcella', a baked cake given to wish good luck and prosperity

28 September, 2012
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serves for

8

total time

0 HR 50 MIN

ingredients

All Purpose Flour
500 g
Sugar
100 g
Baking Powder
1/2 sachet
Lemon Zest
1
Extra virgin olive oil
100 ml
Milk
200 ml
Eggs
2
Salt
A pinch

Preparation

  • Make a flour "well", and add the sugar, the baking powder, salt, lemon zest and extra-virgin olive oil. Pour the oil very slowly, mixing it with a fork.
  • Add slowly the warm milk until you have a smooth dough. Divide the dough into three parts, shape three bands, make a string and then a circle. Place a raw egg at the linking point of the bands.
  • Put the 'scarcella' on an oven dish, brush it with another egg and some water.
  • Add some granules of sugar and cook in the oven at 180°C for 30 minutes.

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