The bocconotti are typical sweets of the southern Italian regions whose filling varies according to the place of production.
According to popular tradition this cake was born in the late eighteenth century in Abruzzo, a period in which the importation of chocolate and coffee began.
The legend tells of a maid, in a small town in Abruzzo, who, to pay homage to her master, greedy for these two new products, invented a cake that recalled a cup of a coffee, thus creating the outside with the pastry and filling the interior with liquid coffee and chocolate. Noting from the first firings that the filling remained liquid, in subsequent preparations he then added also the yolks and almonds and covered the cake with a small lid of shortcrust pastry. It is said that it was the owner himself who named that sweet "bocconotto" because, given its small shape, it could be eaten in one gulp.
Let's find out how they are preparing in the Lucanian village of Maratea.
First we prepare the pastry. We sift the flour and place it, as a fountain, on the work surface by pouring the eggs, sugar, lard that has already been dissolved and a pinch of salt in the center.
We work the dough carefully and let it rest in the refrigerator, covering it with the film, for about 60 minutes.
Once the dough has rested, divide it into 2 parts and begin to roll out the first sheet. We make circles with molds and place them on them. Once filled with grape mustard or if you prefer with cherry jam, we use the other part of the mixture to line the special molds.
Cook them in a preheated oven at 180 ° C for about 15 minutes.
Serve them when they are very cold with a sprinkling of icing sugar.
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Add to calendar 2020-05-02 2020-05-10 Europe/Rome Translation of the relics of Saint Biagio lasts from the first Saturday of May to the second Sunday of the month. Is celebrating the arrival of the relics of the holy in Maratea, occurred, according to some, in the month of May 732. In 1695 was established, with the consent of the bishop of the diocese of Cassano allo Ionio, the protocol of the event. On the first Saturday of the month is held the first procession of the silver statue of the saint, said San Biagio goes to the earth, that takes place in the streets of the Castle. After a few days of prayer, the second Thursdayì of the month is held the second procession, said San Biagio drops from the castle, where the statue is conveyed through an ancient trail, from the castle to the village. This is a procession really particular in so far as the simulacrum of the saint is covered by a red cloth until the arrival to the localityà said Capo Casale: We occurs because the act of passage of the statue between the two parishes of Maratea is something strictly private, as established in 1781 after a quarrel between the two Pastors, in fact the priest who leads the statue not wearing cotta or stola. At Capo Casale The statue is stripped and delivered to the responsibility the mayor, who here delivery to the holy the keys of the city, making it symbolically the maximum authority of Maratea. Immediately after the statue is transported in the church of Santa Maria Maggiore. The second Saturday of May takes the third procession, in which the Silver bust of San Biagio crosses in great pomp the streets of the village. Arrived at the Sunday that follows takes the last procession, said San Biagio back to the castle, where the statue, again covered by red mantle, retraces backward the ancient path to return to the Basilica to the Castle, its habitual seat. As a result of the relocation of the statue in the Basilica, occurs occasionally the phenomenon of manna, already certified in a papal bull of 1562. Maratea
lasts from the first Saturday of May to the second Sunday of the month. Is celebrating the arrival of the relics of the holy in Maratea, occurred, according to some, in the month of May 732. In 1695 was...