Delicious triumph of almonds, candied citron and chocolate, the Pan Ducale is a historic specialty of the beautiful village of Atri
 
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Recipe: Pan Ducale, ancient flavor of Abruzzo

Recipe: Pan Ducale, ancient flavor of Abruzzo

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As old as it is rich in flavor, the recipe of the Pan Ducale is a real piece of history of the village of Atri, which for four hundred years linked its name to that of the Dukes of Acquaviva, who reigned over it from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century. Since the beginning of the fourteenth century, the Atriani, at the time of its establishment, offered it to the Duke who was conquered to the point that, they say, he wanted a slice on the table every day. At the beginning of its production, this atrian delight was known as Pizza alle Mandorle, as a tribute to its main ingredient. Following the link that the sweet established with the family of Acquaviva, the recipe was then renamed, not by chance, to Pan Ducale or Panducale.

Let's see how to prepare it with a few simple ingredients:

Ingredients

⦁ 150 g. of sugar
⦁ 150 g. of flour
⦁ 45 g. of almond flour
⦁ 180 g. of butter
⦁ 5 eggs
⦁ 180 g. of dark chocolate flakes
⦁ 80 g. of almonds
⦁ 80 g. of candied citron
⦁ 1 sachet of baking powder
⦁ essence of bitter almonds
⦁ peel of half a lemon

Method

Let's start by separating the egg whites from the yolks and whip the egg yolks together with the sugar until they become clear and frothy. Add the two sifted flours with baking powder. Chop the almonds leaving the skin and add to the mixture together with the chocolate flakes, candied citron and lemon zest. We also incorporate the whipped egg whites, making movements from the bottom up with a spatula or a wooden spoon, plastic or silicone to prevent them from disassembling. Finally, pour the dough into a previously greased and floured plumcake mold and bake at 170 degrees for about 45-55 minutes. Let's remember to do the test of the toothpick to evaluate well the cooking and once the dessert is ready, let's serve it ready to be taste.

...good appetite!

By Redazione
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  • I Faugni (li Faégnë)
    08-12-2019 | Atri (TE)
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2019-12-08 2019-12-08 Europe/Rome I Faugni (li Faégnë) Each year, at the dawn of 8 December, in Atri repeats the ancient popular tradition of faugni (from the latin "fauns ignis", fire of the Faun). The peasants accendevano of fires, a propitiatory purpose before the winter solstice, in honor of the Faun; associated to the fertility of the earth. On the evening of 7 December the priest blesses the bonfire that will give light to the Faugni. The tour of the faugni ends in Piazza del Duomo, where the bundles of reeds ardent form a great bonfire. The procession is very festive, and sees proceed the Faugni (that sometimes can even reach 100) for the streets of the village, becoming true "rivers" of fire. Over the centuries the original pagan rite has been mixed with the Catholic feast for the Immaculate Conception of Mary, for whom today the procession of the burners and the great bonfire in front of the Cathedral are followed by the celebration of the mass in the morning in honor of the Madonna. Between 18 and 19 p.m. there is the procession with the statue of the Immaculate, statue dressed of Madonna del 1800, hoisted on a canopy of the same period (the height of the statue might be about 2 m.). In the evening of 8 December, finally, after the procession all concludes with the illumination of the two pupae, dummies from likenesses for women which are animated by two people hiding in the hollow interior of the phantoms. Pupae dance at the sound of the music of the band and illuminate fireworks display. After This pyrotechnical spectacle, from earth, launched by special machinery in wood that brighten up the night sky and give appointment to the next year. Since 2006, to the feast of the Faugni is related white night, with the opening night of all bars, clubs, pubs and museums and some churches. Atri

    Each year, at the dawn of 8 December, in Atri repeats the ancient popular tradition of faugni (from the latin "fauns ignis", fire of the Faun). The peasants accendevano of fires, a propitiatory purpose...

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  • Procession of dead Christ
    10-04-2020 | Atri (TE)
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2020-04-10 2020-04-10 Europe/Rome Procession of dead Christ Atri

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  • Our Lady of Pompeii
    13-04-2020 | Atri (TE)
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2020-04-13 2020-04-13 Europe/Rome Our Lady of Pompeii It is celebrated since 1899 in suburban Contrada della Cona. The procession takes place in the morning, after noon Mass (only procession that in Atri still takes place before the Vespro). Atri

    It is celebrated since 1899 in suburban Contrada della Cona. The procession takes place in the morning, after noon Mass (only procession that in Atri still takes place before the Vespro).

    Village of Atri

  • Santa Reparata
    19-04-2020 | Atri (TE)
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2020-04-19 2020-04-19 Europe/Rome Santa Reparata Atri

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  • Santa Reparata of Caesarea in Palestine
    20-04-2020 | Atri (TE)
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2020-04-20 2020-04-20 Europe/Rome Santa Reparata of Caesarea in Palestine Atri

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  • Santa Croce
    From 01-05-2020 To 03-05-2020 | Atri (TE)
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2020-05-01 2020-05-03 Europe/Rome Santa Croce The celebrations take place in contrada Santa Croce (or Crucifix, which is located along the directrix of the sea, at the side of the provincial road 28 to Pineto), where is located the church of the Crucifix, made to restructure in the fifties by an atrian emigrated he returned to his homeland. The emigrated, started from Atri to the war in the forties and then moved to the United States, made a vow to the Crucified to restructure the church in his honor at the time abandoned if it would bring him luck in travel. The emigrated to America made his fortune and returned in Abruzzo ristrutturò the church of Santa Croce (which today presents in appearance conferred upon him around 1950) and will put even a small relic of the Cross. Atri

    The celebrations take place in contrada Santa Croce (or Crucifix, which is located along the directrix of the sea, at the side of the provincial road 28 to Pineto), where is located the church of the Crucifix,...

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  • Santa Rita da Cascia
    From 19-05-2020 To 22-05-2020 | Atri (TE)
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2020-05-19 2020-05-22 Europe/Rome Santa Rita da Cascia Feast deeply felt by the population, also because the saint would have done great miracles to atriani, affected by very serious illnesses. Atri

    Feast deeply felt by the population, also because the saint would have done great miracles to atriani, affected by very serious illnesses.

    Village of Atri


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