Giglio Island, Tuscany: 5 typical sweets that you really must taste

You have chosen this island for its beautiful beaches. Or for the many trails, since you’re hikers. Between a swim and a hike, you will be hungry. What better occasion to taste these 5 typical sweets prepared on Giglio Island, Tuscany?

  1. Panficato. The first is one of the most typical dishes of Giglio Island. The panficato is prepared with figs, pine nuts, hazelnuts, almonds, grape jam, vinella, quince, cinnamon, chocolate.
  2. Schiaccia di Pasqua. Eggs, milk, sugar, flour, anise and vermouth: simple quality ingredients for one of the most traditional and tasty Giglio Island cakes.
  3. Corollo. Another very simple and tasty cake. The ingredients are eggs, sugar, flour, and lemon zest. The dough is cooked in an oven for at least forty minutes. On Giglio Island you will find also other versions of this recipe, prepared with chocolate and/or cream.
  4. Frittelle di riso. A very ancient recipe. Cook the rice. Then add beaten eggs, lemon, and a pinch of salt. Make small rice balls and fry in hot oil. Sprinkle with sugar.
  5. Pane, vino e zucchero. Literally, “bread, wine and sugar”. Maybe, you will not find it in a bakery but every persons on Giglio Island has tasted it at least once. It’s a wine-soaked bread sprinkled with sugar.

The typical sweets of Giglio Island will be, it is appropriate to say, the icing on the cake of your holiday.


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