Crescia sotto la cenere – Torta coi ovi

Crescia sotto la cenere, also known as Torta coi ovi, is a traditional dish from the Marche region in Italy. It is a type of bread that is cooked under the ashes of a fire, giving it a unique smoky flavor. This dish can be found in various towns and communes in Marche, including Urbino, Pesaro, and Fano.

In Urbino, you can find Crescia sotto la cenere at the local bakery, Panificio Pasticceria Bucci. They specialize in traditional Marche bread and pastries, and their Crescia sotto la cenere is a must-try. In Pesaro, you can visit Panificio Pasticceria Cesarini, where they also offer this traditional dish.

To make Crescia sotto la cenere, you will need flour, yeast, water, salt, and olive oil. The dough is mixed and left to rise before being shaped into a round loaf. It is then placed in a hot oven and covered with ashes, allowing it to cook slowly and absorb the smoky flavors. The result is a delicious bread with a crispy crust and a soft, flavorful interior.

Crescia sotto la cenere has been recognized as a traditional agri-food product (PAT) in the Marche region. The specifications for this recognition include using local ingredients, traditional preparation methods, and adherence to specific quality standards. This ensures that the dish maintains its authenticity and cultural significance.

– “Crescia sotto la cenere” – Marche Tourism (
– “Crescia sotto la cenere” – Pasticceria Bucci (
– “Crescia sotto la cenere” – Pasticceria Cesarini (