Anicini is a traditional Italian pastry that can be found in the region of Calabria. This delicious treat is popular in various towns and communes of Calabria, including Cosenza, Reggio Calabria, and Catanzaro. It can be found in local pastry shops and bakeries throughout these areas.

One popular pastry shop in Cosenza where you can find Anicini is Pasticceria Settembrino, located in the heart of the city. Another renowned bakery is Pasticceria De Rose, situated in Reggio Calabria. These establishments are known for their high-quality Anicini, among other traditional pastries.

Anicini is made using simple ingredients such as flour, sugar, eggs, and butter. The dough is shaped into small balls and then deep-fried until golden brown. Once cooked, the Anicini are typically dusted with powdered sugar and served warm. They have a crispy exterior and a soft, fluffy interior, making them a delightful treat for any occasion.

Anicini has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) recognition, which highlights its traditional and cultural significance. This recognition ensures that the pastry is made following specific specifications, including the use of traditional ingredients and production methods. Some of the specifications for Anicini include using locally sourced ingredients and adhering to traditional recipes that have been passed down through generations.

Sources:
– “Pasticceria Settembrino” – www.pasticceriasettembrino.it
– “Pasticceria De Rose” – www.pasticceriaderose.it