Posted on Feb 16 2014 by Redazione

scarcellaThe scarcella, known in some areas as ‘scariella’, is one of Easter cakes originating in the Apulian cuisine and known throughout the south.
It is shaped like a wheel, like a donut. This is covered in white frosting upon which there are perched small hand-painted chocolate eggs for decoration. The scarcella is a dessert that symbolizes the birth of a new life from which the custom to decorate it with the eggs.
The preparation and baking of scarcelle takes place during Holy Week or even during the week preceding the Easter week.