buccellato

Sicilian fruitcake

In Sicily, bucellato is a ring-shaped cake made with figs, raisins, candied fruits, nuts, honey and sometimes Marsala wine. It's usually eaten at Christmas, or to celebrate a christening.

There's a simpler version of buccellato that's a speciality of Lucca, in Tuscany: like a (usually) ring-shaped panettone, with nuts and fruits.

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