Buccellato – Sicilian Christmas wreath
The Sicilian Christmas wreath buccellato is basically a sweet pie, but instead of filling it with fresh fruit, it is filled with blended figs, nuts and spices. It is supposed to be as big as possible for luck, but I couldn’t handle more good fortune than indicated by the measures below. Especially, not with the rather complicated process of getting the cake in shape. Inferior skills also explain the lack of decorations, but it tastes great, and if Christmas came more often I’m sure I’d get the knack of making buccellato as pretty as those served in Sicily.