Looking for Sicilian Recipe - Puchidata

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Looking for Sicilian Recipe - Puchidata

Postby gemellua » 19 Dec 2011, 04:59

These "Puchidata" look like little pot pies. You bake them in a muffin pan.
I don't remember what they are filled with. There is no one in my family
old enough to remember the recipe! I would love to surprise them with
it.

Could the filling be similar to the fig cookies? In the Sicilian village my family
is from they call the fig cookies "uciadada" (pronounced which-a-da-da).
I know most Italians call the fig cookies Cucciddati. I have our recipe for
the these.

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Re: Looking for Sicilian Recipe - Puchidata

Postby nazca » 20 Dec 2011, 11:47

Hi,
"Buccellati" or "cucciddati" are tipical Christmas cookies in Sicily. Here the link for the recipe in english:

http://skilletchronicles.com/content/ch ... om-sicily/
there is a video clip on youtube.com but it is in italian. take a look

http://golosedolcezze.myblog.it/archive ... dolci.html

Have a sweet Christmas with the sicilian cucciddati.

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I'm searching lost relatives and descendant of my greatgrandfather Vincenzo Genualdi (or Gennaldi or Genuardi) and my greatgrandmother Concetta Davola (their sons: Angela, Carmela, Antonio, Bartolomeo, Ernesto, Simone, Riccardo, Maria) went in Chicago,Ill., and New Orleans, in 1880-1920 from Sicily. Other family related : Jacobucci or Jacopucci (from Central Italy).
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Re: Looking for Sicilian Recipe - Puchidata

Postby gemellua » 20 Dec 2011, 18:31

Thank you Nazca for the reply. I do have my family's recipe for fig cookies. The ones you link are very similar to what I bake (with a few exceptions to the dough and filling.)

However what I am looking for is "Puchidata". Here is an old photo of what they look like. Hope someone out there has the recipe for them! :)

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Re: Looking for Sicilian Recipe - Puchidata

Postby nazca » 20 Dec 2011, 19:32

Hi,
in every province of Sicily you find their own recipe for buccellati (or vucciddati or bucciddati or pucciddati). Try to find with google this words "cucciddati" or "buccellati siciliani" and look the pictures. there are some pictures similar to your.
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Re: Looking for Sicilian Recipe - Puchidata

Postby gemellua » 22 Dec 2011, 01:30

Nazca- Okay - I now understand what you meant! The word "pucciddati" is one of the various names for the "fig cookie or cake"! But I think in my family's Sicilian village they filled the pucciddati different than the "uciadada" biscotti. I am very well aware that even from house to house in the village the dough and filling varied. Some of my relatives fill theirs with raisins and almonds, while we use figs, raisins, dates, almonds, walnuts, and pistachios. I appreciate your help. I was now able to locate a video on youtube that shows a very similar little tart. Still need a recipe for it! Again Grazie! Grazie! BUON NATALE to you and your family :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsCQqlKI ... re=related
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Re: Looking for Sicilian Recipe - Puchidata

Postby nazca » 22 Dec 2011, 20:51

Hi,
please let me know the name of the village of your relatives in sicily..

Merry Christmas !
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