Recipes Lucca, some curiosity for tourists!

Some recipes typical of the city of Lucca and the province.


Ingredients: 550 grams of flour, 150g sugar, 50g butter, 20g of yeast, 2 eggs, 1 cup of milk, 50 grams of sultana raisins, 2 teaspoons anise seeds and a pinch of salt.


Mix the flour, sugar, an egg, butter soft, milk, a pinch of salt and yeast dissolved in a little hot water.
Worked well getting a kind of bread dough, then joined the raisins and crushed anise seed.
Make a ball and place a rise in a warm place, covered with a cloth.

By then the fate of pasta filoncini or donuts and a knife to make a cut along the surface and let rest again for about an hour in a warm place.
Spennellate with an egg beaten and cook in medium oven for about an hour.


Ingredients: 300 grams of sweet chestnut flour, 40 grams of pine nuts, 40 g of walnut kernels, 50 grams of grape plaice, rosemary, olive oil, salt.

Preparation: scour the chestnut flour, then in a bowl, mix slowly, still stirring, with about half a liter of water. A batter should be fairly liquid and without lumps. add two tablespoons of oil, a pinch of salt, grapes plaice, first found in warm water and mix well, pour into a pie dish unta.

Sprinkle the surface with the kernels of walnuts chopped, the pine, the needles of rosemary and a little oil. put in oven at medium heat (180 ?) and cook for about 30 minutes.