The Cuddrireddra of Delia:
Sicilian gastronomy has its roots in land's culture. The “heart” of the
island and particularly the little town of
Delia, in the province of Caltanissetta, gives us a cookie
with unique characteristics of taste, shape and texture.
This recipe has been passed to us since very long time and is a dessert
which has become a concentration on history, tradition and paesant
authenticity. Each Cuddrireddra is
“built” through handicraft art, simple and natural ingredients, in order
to obtain a little woven crown with an unique taste.
We think that the cookie went back to the Middle Ages when the women of
the little town paid one's respects to the chatelaines that lived in the
castle of Delia with these cookies. Besides the most elderly persons of
the little town remember that their grandmother and later on also the
mother, prepared this cookie in the festivity of Carnival.