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durum semolina bread with sesame seeds

The classic soft Sicilian bread with a golden crumb, made with finely milled durum semolina flour and always topped with nutty sesame seeds. It's usually shaped in a twist as in the picture, but it also can also be shaped like an S, known as 'the eyes of Santa Lucia', patron saint of Catania.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Image by Roberto