Cartellate

“Ce mangiàte vu a la vescìgghie de Natàle? E a SSande Stèfene?” that is, what do you eat on Christmas Eve and in Santo Stefano if the Cartellate are missing? I love them and I always watch mom and grandmother prepare them. They are the typical Christmas dessert of Bari and are prepared with flour, semolina, extra virgin olive oil, white wine and water. Then you need the vincotto that many people buy today but when my grandmother was little, they did it at home cooking for many hours a must of wine, fruit and spices. Finally sprinkle the cartellate of vincotto. This is an operation to be done quickly: ‘na voldàte e ‘na girate”. They can also be covered with honey.

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