Pane con la giuggiulena, also known as sesame seed bread, is a traditional sweet bread from the region of Calabria in southern Italy. It is commonly found in various towns and communes of Calabria, including Reggio Calabria, Cosenza, and Catanzaro. This delicious bread can be found in local bakeries and pastry shops throughout these towns.

One popular bakery where you can find pane con la giuggiulena is “Panificio La Dolce Vita” in Reggio Calabria. They specialize in traditional Calabrian baked goods and offer a wide variety of bread, including this sweet sesame seed bread. Another shop that sells this delicacy is “Pasticceria del Corso” in Cosenza, known for its high-quality pastries and bread.

To make pane con la giuggiulena, you will need flour, yeast, sugar, sesame seeds, honey, and orange zest. The dough is prepared by mixing the ingredients together and allowing it to rise. Once risen, the dough is shaped into a loaf and topped with a generous amount of sesame seeds. It is then baked until golden brown and fragrant.

Pane con la giuggiulena is recognized as a traditional agri-food product (PAT) in Calabria. This recognition ensures that the bread is made following specific specifications to preserve its traditional characteristics. Some of the specifications include using local ingredients, traditional preparation methods, and maintaining the unique flavor and texture of the bread.

Sources:
– “Pane con la giuggiulena” – www.calabriaagriturismo.it
– “Traditional Calabrian bread: Pane con la giuggiulena” – www.italianfoodexcellence.com