Ciambelline and Buslanein are traditional Italian pastries that can be found in the Emilia-Romagna region. Emilia-Romagna is known for its rich culinary heritage, and these pastries are a testament to the region’s delicious treats.

Ciambelline are small ring-shaped cookies that are typically made with flour, sugar, eggs, and olive oil. They are often flavored with lemon zest or anise seeds, giving them a delightful aroma. These cookies can be found in various towns and communes in Emilia-Romagna, such as Bologna, Modena, and Ravenna. They are commonly sold in local bakeries and pastry shops, such as Pasticceria Gamberini in Bologna and Pasticceria La Torinese in Modena.

Buslanein, on the other hand, are a type of sweet bread that is popular in the town of Ferrara in Emilia-Romagna. This bread is made with flour, sugar, eggs, butter, and yeast, resulting in a soft and fluffy texture. It is often flavored with vanilla or orange zest, giving it a delightful taste. Buslanein can be found in local bakeries and pastry shops in Ferrara, such as Pasticceria Cioccolateria Chocolat and Pasticceria Gollini.

Both Ciambelline and Buslanein have received the PAT (Traditional Agri-Foodstuffs) recognition, which is a certification given to traditional Italian food products. The specifications for Ciambelline include being made with at least 20% extra virgin olive oil and having a diameter of 4-6 cm. Buslanein, on the other hand, must be made with at least 20% butter and have a weight of 300-400 grams.

Sources:
– “Ciambelline: la ricetta originale” – www.giallozafferano.it
– “Buslanein: la tradizione dolciaria di Ferrara” – www.ferraraitalia.it