Sweet wheat recipe
Sweet wheat or grano dolce is one of my favourite desserts at the beginning of the winter season. And it is even kind of healthy. The fruit gives it a nice freshness while whole wheat grains provide texture and sustenance.
Apart from that, sweet wheat is also a very old, traditional dish that has been used as food sacrifice for funerals and All Saints Day since Greek Antiquity. All the ingredients from grapes and wheat to pomegranates have symbolic value related to fertility, resurrection and the turn of the seasons, so it’s only natural it should be known throughout the southern regions of Italy. Where the sweet wheat is also used in such recipes as pastiera Napoletana
In Puglia, the dish of fruit, nuts and sweet wheat grains are known as La Colva or Grane Cuotte. Grano Dolce is supposed to be from Basilicata. And in Sicily they substitute wine with ricotta and call it Cuccia. Still, it is basically the same treat for all.