Cassate

sicilian specialties with sponge cake and ricotta cream

2 pieces, 250g / 8.82 oz. (2x4.41 oz.) - Frozen

Ingredients: base: eggs, sugar, corn starch, rice starch, rice flour, water, tapioca starch, dextrose, liqueur: (infusion and distillate of aromatic herbs and spices, ethyl alcohol, water, natural flavours), emulsifier: E471 (mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids) - E477 (propylene glycol esters of fatty acids), stabilizer: E420ii (sorbitol syrup), carob seed flour, potato starch, E464 (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose), salt, beet root, sorbitol, flavours. Filling: ricotta: (cow milk, cow whey, salt), sugar, dark chocolate: (sugar, cocoa paste, cocoa butter, emulsifier: soy lecithin, vanillin), candy fruit: (orange, peel, brassica, sugar, glucose syrup, dyes: E127 (erythrosine), E142 (Green S); preservatives: E202 (potassium sorbate), E220 (sulfur dioxide as residue), cinnamon. Almond Paste: (sugar, rice flour, 10% almonds, apricot kernels, vegetable fat (palm)modified corn starch, glucose syrup, flavours). Covering: (brown sugar, glucose syrup, water). Decoration: (assorted fruits, glucose syrup, preservatives: E202 potassium sorbate, E330 citric acid, E220 sulfur dioxide as residue; dyes: E127 (erythrosine) red fruits, E100 (curcumin)-133 (brillant blue FCF) green fruits). It may contain traces of shellfish, fish, nuts, sesame, eggs.
Made only of naturally gluten free ingredients, specifically formulated for people intolerant to gluten.

Preparation: let defrost at room temperature for about 60/90 minutes. If the product is not consumed entirely, keep in the refrigerator at a temperature below 4C (39.2F) and use within 2 days. Do not use microwave to defrost. Do not put back in the freezer.



Cannoli

fragrant waffle with ricotta cream

2 pieces, 180g / 6.35 oz. (2x90g / 3.17 oz.) - Frozen

Ingredients: Waffle: [rice flour, corn starch, wine, water, suger, lard, dietary fibre, cocoa powder, dextrose, thickener: E464 (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose), guar, bi-fractionated palm oil (for frying), flavours]. Ricotta cream (80%) [ricotta: (cow milk, cow whey, salt), sugar, cinnamon]; candy fruits: (cherries, glucose syrup, sucrose, acidity regulator: E330 citric acid, preservative: E202 potassium sorbate, dye: E127 erythrosine, preservative: E220 sulfur dioxide as residue). It may contain traces of sea food, fish, nuts, sesame, eggs.
Made only of naturally gluten free ingredients, specifically formulated for people intolerant to gluten.

Preparation: let defrost at room temperature for about 60/90 minutes. If the product is not consumed entirely, keep in the refrigerator at a temperature below 4C (39.2F) and use within 2 days. Do not use microwave to defrost. Do not put back in the freezer.


Nutritional values for 100g/3.53 oz. of product
Energy value kcal 311
kj 1303
Fats ….. 15,9g /0.56 oz.
of which fat acids ….. 9,0g / 0.32 oz.
Carbohydrates ….. 35,4g / 1.25 oz.
of which sugars ….. 21,4g / 0.75 oz.
Fibres ….. 1,0g / 0.03 oz.
Proteins ….. 5,6g / 0.20 oz.
Salt ….. 0,56g / 0.02 oz.



Cocoa mini pie

with pistachio cream

3 pieces 150g / 5.29 oz. (3x50g / 1.76 oz.)

Ingredients: shortbread: [corn starch, eggs, sugar, butter, rice flour, skimmed cocoa powder (3.1% on the base, 2.1% on the total), skimmed milk powder, potato starch, thickeners: guar seed flour, psyllium seed fibre, corn maltodextrins, buckwheat flour, raising agents: sodium acid pyrophosphate and sodium bicarbonate, flavours], pistachio cream (31%): [vegetable oil (palm), sugar, pistachios (15%), skimmed milk powder, whey powder, lactose, emulsifier: soy lecithin, flavours]. It may contain traces of: other nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, nuts).
Made only of naturally gluten free ingredients, specifically formulated for people intolerant to gluten.


Nutritional values for 100g/3.53 oz. of product
Energy value kcal 501
kj 2096
Fats ….. 25,8g / 0.91 oz.
of which fat acids ….. 13,4g / 0.47 oz.
Carbohydrates ….. 58,3g / 2.06 oz.
of which sugars ….. 31,5g / 1.11 oz.
Fibres ….. 2,0g / 0.07 oz.
Proteins ….. 7,9g / 0.28 oz.
Salt ….. 0,32g / 0.01 oz.



Mini pie

with pistachio cream

3 pieces 150g / 5.29 oz. (3x50g / 1.76 oz.)

Ingredients: shortbread: [corn starch, eggs, sugar, butter, rice flour, skimmed milk powder, potato starch, thickeners: guar seed flour, psyllium seed fibre, corn maltodextrins, buckwheat flour, raising agents: sodium acid pyrophosphate and sodium bicarbonate, flavours], pistachio cream (31%): [vegetable oil (palm), sugar, pistachios (15%), skimmed milk powder, whey powder, lactose, emulsifier: soy lecithin, flavours]. It may contain traces of: other nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, nuts).
Made only of naturally gluten free ingredients, specifically formulated for people intolerant to gluten.


VNutritional values for 100g/3.53 oz. of product
Energy value kcal 451
kj 1893
Fats ….. g 18,2 / 0.64 oz.
of which fat acids ….. 9,1g / 0.32 oz.
Carbohydrates ….. 63,0g / 2.22 oz.
of which sugars ….. 31,6g / 1.11 oz.
Fibres ….. 2,54g / 0.09 oz.
Proteins ….. 7,5g / 0.26 oz.
Salt ….. 0,30 g /0.01 oz.


the Rustics

Always warm and fragrant with a heart rich of surprises

Complex and varie, the Sicilian cuisine is considered the richest in specialties and the most scenografic of Italy. Some of the most well known food, are The Rustics.
Among these, the Arancini have the place of honor, which are called "Arancine" in some areas of the western side of the island. It consists of a ball or cone of breaded fried rice, usually filled with ragù, peas and caciocavallo cheese or with small dices of cooked ham and mozzarella. The name come from the special shape and tipycal golden color, which makes it look like an orange.
Furthermore, during the religious holidays, the Sicilian streets - above all in the villages - are populated by culinary fairs where you can find every type of fritter both salty and sweet and anything that can be consumed in the street.

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the First Courses

Unmissable course in Sicilian cuisine

The tradition of pasta comes from two longliving cultures, which have developped this food during centuries in parallel but indipendent ways: the Italian culture in the West and The Chinese in the East. They both use different techniques for the production and preparation.
The most widespread pasta in the Western country is definitely the Italian pasta, which is cooked on a daily basis in Sicily, almost every day for lunch and rarely for dinner.
Sicilians consume pasta in many ways and with a variety of sauces, be it freshly home made or purchased ready to cook.

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the Pizzas

Envied and imitated worldwide

Even though known and spread around the world, pizza remains a course originally from the Naples cuisine. It is often referred to as the round pizza, with tomato and mozzarella topping, the most famous type, the pizza Margherita.
In Sicily you can find different versions coming from the rural traditional Sicilian cuisine which are very different from the typical pizza.
The Pizzolo (Pizzòlu in Sicilian) for example is similar to a focaccia bread, made by two soft and fragrand dough discs, made unique by a surprising variety of fillings.

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the Bread

Basic element in the Silician culinary tradition

The habit of making the bread at home ("U Pani i Casa") is spread throughout all the Sicilian provinces, especially in the montain area. They use to season it, they call it "Pani Cunzatu" in Sicilian dialect, that is "Seasoned Bread". It is usually seasoned with extra virgin olive oil, salt and oregano. Bruschettas is a dish prepared with sliced bread, seasoned with fresh tomato, garlic and extra virgin olive oil as main ingredients.
Every corner of Sicily is able to surprise us with shapes and preparations very different from each other; the ingredients are always simple and genuine, the taste unique.

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