Thursday, 10 February 2011
Fig and Chocolate Cake
Everyday matters - Something you snack on
This is Buccellato, a sicilian cake made from pastry filled with dried figs, almonds, walnuts and dark chocolate. It's eaten mainly in the Christmas period, but I love it anytime. I love to bite into it and find whole pieces of nut and chocolate amongst the jammy figs. I expect you can appreciate how difficult it was not to eat it!
We are lucky to have some really nice local bakeries where everything is freshly made every day. I will have a go at sketching some of the traditional cakes and biscuits we have for the coming Carnival time...at great personal sacrifice of course!