Posted on Feb 15 2014 by Redazione

cartellateCartellate (in the area of Bari they are called carteddate or scartilléte, or péttue or chelustre or even sfringioli, crùstele in Foggia, in Salento cartiddate, chiòsere in Gravina in Puglia), are typical sweets originating in Apulia and also in the neighboring regions (Calabria and Basilicata).
They are prepared especially during Christmastime. In the Christian tradition they represent the bands who wrapped the baby Jesus in the crib, but also the crown of thorns at the crucifixion.