Some more typical Italian Christmas pancakes from Basilicata region


Class 5 B children of ” A. Ciancia” Primary school interviewed their mums and their grandmas about typical Christmas pancakes and here are other two recipes for you:

The “Cannaricoli”


1 kg of flour
10 eggs
1 bag of baking powder
1 lemon
1 glass of oil
5 pinches of salt
1 glass of milk


Put the flour on the pastry board, add the eggs, the grated lemon peel,the oil and the milk.
Mix with your hands.
Roll the dough and form some long sticks, then cut them in little peices about 2 cm long.
Press and roll them with one or two fingers on a fork or on another wrinkled surface.
Fry them in a pan with oil or melted pork lard until they are golden.
Serve nutural or sprinkled with sugar.

The “Panzerotti” with the chestnuts


“Strega” liquor
Brown chocolate
1 pinch of salt
Icing sugar

Method for the stuffing

Boil, peel the chestnuts and crumble them.
Add brown chocolate, coffee, sugar, liquor and mix well.

Method for the dough

Mix flour, eggs, salt and sugar on the pastry board.
Work and roll the dough with a rolling-pin.
Cut it in little rectangles or circles.
Put in the middle of them a spoon or two of chestnut stuffing, fold them on it, close pressing the ends.
Fry them in a lot of boiling oil.
Serve sprinkled with icing sugar.

They will be perfect for your New Year’s Eve party!

From “A. Ciancia” primary school- Francavilla in Sinni (PZ ) Italy


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