Ceglie Biscuit

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Ceglie Biscuit

Almond biscuits called piscquett’l, shaped like an irregular cube, have been made in Ceglie Messapica in the Upper Salento for hundreds of years. Some of the almonds are blanched in water and some are toasted before being ground, though not too finely. The almonds are then mixed with sugar, honey, lemon zest and citrus liqueur and eggs are added to bind the mixture (about four eggs for every kilo of almond paste). When the dough is the right consistency, it is cut into strips, 12 to 14 centimeters wide and 35 to 40 centimeters long. Cherry or grape jam is spread along one side and the other side is folded over. The strips are then cut into pieces and baked.

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Ceglie biscuits are produced throughout the year.

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Over time, the authenticity of the ingredients has been lost, as has the meticulous skill needed to make the biscuits, and a simplified procedure is now used. The Presidium wants to promote the original tradition, and the production protocol specifies that all the ingredients must come from the countryside around Ceglie: almonds, primarily of the Cegliese variety, also known as Du Riviézz; Capa di Seta, Mascialora or Cirasona cherries; and grapes from varieties native to Brindisi.

Production area
Ceglie Messapica Municipality (Brindisi Province)

Presidium supported by
Consortium for the Valorization of Ceglie Messapica Biscuit
Allegrinitaly
di Maria Franco
Ceglie Messapica (BR)
Via Pisanelli, 14
tel.0831 383050
info@allegrinitaly.com

Apulia Taste
di Evelyn Fanelli
Via Muri, 26
tel.0831 377817
3831042942
buonapuglia@gmail.com

I dolci della tradizione
di Stefania Gioia
Ceglie Messapica (Br)
Corso Verdi 20/22
tel. 368 227221

Panificio La Fornara
di Giovanni Convertino
Ceglie Messapica (BR)
Via Archimede , 17
tel.0831 377387

Panificio San Lorenzo
di Vito Chirico
Ceglie Messapica (Br)
Via Daunia 24/26
tel. 0831 382095
3934182584
tommychirico@libero.it

Pasticceria della Nonna
di Maria Antonia Epicoco
Ceglie Messapica ( Br)
Via Cesare Beccaria 9/11
tel. 0831 385683 - 339 4710149
g.gioi@libero.it

Pasticceria Martinese
di Pietro Nigri
Ceglie Messapica ( Br)
Via Martina 125
tel. 0831 379585 - 333 2210919
pasticceriamartinese@gmail.com
www.pasticceriamartinese.it

Puoi trovare il biscotto di Ceglie anche nei seguenti ristoranti:
Cibus
Ceglie Messapica (Br)
Via Chianche di Scarano

Botrus
Ceglie Messapica (BR)
Via Muri, 26
Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Angelo Massaro
tel. 339 8197868
condottaslowfoodaltosalento@gmail.com
Over time, the authenticity of the ingredients has been lost, as has the meticulous skill needed to make the biscuits, and a simplified procedure is now used. The Presidium wants to promote the original tradition, and the production protocol specifies that all the ingredients must come from the countryside around Ceglie: almonds, primarily of the Cegliese variety, also known as Du Riviézz; Capa di Seta, Mascialora or Cirasona cherries; and grapes from varieties native to Brindisi.

Production area
Ceglie Messapica Municipality (Brindisi Province)

Presidium supported by
Consortium for the Valorization of Ceglie Messapica Biscuit
Allegrinitaly
di Maria Franco
Ceglie Messapica (BR)
Via Pisanelli, 14
tel.0831 383050
info@allegrinitaly.com

Apulia Taste
di Evelyn Fanelli
Via Muri, 26
tel.0831 377817
3831042942
buonapuglia@gmail.com

I dolci della tradizione
di Stefania Gioia
Ceglie Messapica (Br)
Corso Verdi 20/22
tel. 368 227221

Panificio La Fornara
di Giovanni Convertino
Ceglie Messapica (BR)
Via Archimede , 17
tel.0831 377387

Panificio San Lorenzo
di Vito Chirico
Ceglie Messapica (Br)
Via Daunia 24/26
tel. 0831 382095
3934182584
tommychirico@libero.it

Pasticceria della Nonna
di Maria Antonia Epicoco
Ceglie Messapica ( Br)
Via Cesare Beccaria 9/11
tel. 0831 385683 - 339 4710149
g.gioi@libero.it

Pasticceria Martinese
di Pietro Nigri
Ceglie Messapica ( Br)
Via Martina 125
tel. 0831 379585 - 333 2210919
pasticceriamartinese@gmail.com
www.pasticceriamartinese.it

Puoi trovare il biscotto di Ceglie anche nei seguenti ristoranti:
Cibus
Ceglie Messapica (Br)
Via Chianche di Scarano

Botrus
Ceglie Messapica (BR)
Via Muri, 26
Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Angelo Massaro
tel. 339 8197868
condottaslowfoodaltosalento@gmail.com