Puccellato dolce is a traditional sweet bread from the Campania region in Italy. It is typically made during the Christmas season and is popular in various towns and communes of Campania, such as Naples, Salerno, and Avellino. This delicious treat is often enjoyed with a cup of coffee or as a dessert after a meal.

The Puccellato dolce is recognized as a traditional agri-food product (PAT) in Italy. This recognition ensures that the bread is made following specific traditional methods and using local ingredients. The recipe for Puccellato dolce varies slightly from town to town, but it generally includes ingredients such as flour, sugar, eggs, butter, and lemon zest. The dough is kneaded and left to rise before being shaped into a ring or braided loaf. It is then baked until golden brown and sprinkled with powdered sugar before serving.

One popular recipe for Puccellato dolce comes from the town of Naples. It includes ingredients such as 500 grams of flour, 150 grams of sugar, 100 grams of butter, 3 eggs, grated zest of 1 lemon, and a pinch of salt. The dough is prepared by mixing the ingredients together and kneading until smooth. It is then left to rise for a couple of hours before being shaped into a ring and baked in the oven.

Another recipe variation comes from the town of Salerno. This recipe includes ingredients such as 400 grams of flour, 200 grams of sugar, 100 grams of butter, 3 eggs, grated zest of 1 orange, and a pinch of salt. The dough is prepared in a similar way to the Naples recipe and is also shaped into a ring before baking.

Sources:
– “Puccellato dolce” – www.gustissimo.it
– “Puccellato dolce: la ricetta napoletana” – www.giallozafferano.it