Sfogliatella di Lama, Sfuiatell

Sfogliatella di Lama and Sfuiatell are traditional pastries from the Abruzzo region in Italy. These pastries can be found in various towns and communes of Abruzzo, including Lama dei Peligni, Sulmona, and Scanno.

Sfogliatella di Lama is a sweet pastry that originated in Lama dei Peligni, a small town in the province of Chieti. It is made by rolling out thin layers of dough and filling them with a mixture of almonds, honey, and spices. The pastry is then shaped into a spiral and baked until golden and crispy. Sfogliatella di Lama is known for its delicate layers and rich flavors, making it a popular treat in the region.

Sfuiatell, on the other hand, is a savory pastry that is commonly found in Sulmona and Scanno. It is made with a dough similar to that of Sfogliatella di Lama, but instead of a sweet filling, it is filled with a mixture of ricotta cheese, eggs, and various herbs and spices. The pastry is then baked until golden and served as a delicious appetizer or snack. Sfuiatell is known for its creamy and flavorful filling, which pairs perfectly with the crispy pastry shell.

Both Sfogliatella di Lama and Sfuiatell have been recognized as traditional Abruzzese products with the “PAT” (Prodotti Agroalimentari Tradizionali) recognition. This recognition ensures that these pastries are made following specific traditional methods and using local ingredients, preserving their authenticity and cultural heritage.

Sources:
1. “Sfogliatella di Lama” – Abruzzo Turismo (abruzzoturismo.it)
2. “Sfuiatell” – Abruzzo Turismo (abruzzoturismo.it)