This is a preview of the content in our Italian Food Decoder app. Get the app to:
  • Read offline
  • Remove ads
  • Build a list of your own favourites
  • Search the contents with full-text search functionality
  • ... and more!
iOS App Store Google Play


frosted fritters

The Sicilian and Calabrese equivalent of the Neapolitan struffoli: little sweet fritters, covered with a icing (half chocolate and half lemon is popular) or arranged in a mound or crown shape, held together with honey, or caramel, and decorated with chopped nuts.

In Palermo, pignoccata generally mean just the typical fritters made for Carnival.

Also spelled pignulata or pignoccata.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Image by mammasicily