Bucconotto

Bucconotto is a traditional pastry from the Calabria region of Italy. It is a small, sweet pastry filled with chocolate, almonds, and candied fruit. This delicious treat can be found in various towns and communes throughout Calabria, including Reggio Calabria, Cosenza, and Catanzaro. It is often sold in local bakeries, pastry shops, and specialty food stores in these areas.

One popular recipe for Bucconotto involves making a sweet pastry dough and filling it with a mixture of chocolate, almonds, and candied fruit. Another variation includes a filling of ricotta cheese, sugar, and chocolate. The pastries are then baked until golden and served as a delightful dessert or snack.

Bucconotto has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-food Product) designation, which certifies its traditional production methods and regional significance. The specifications for Bucconotto include using locally sourced ingredients such as almonds and candied fruit, as well as following traditional recipes and baking techniques.

Sources:
– “Bucconotto Calabrese” – www.calabriaonline.com
– “Bucconotto: la ricetta originale” – www.gustoblog.it