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pangiallo

Rome's Christmas cake

pangiallo

The ancient Romans made the original version of pangiallo ('yellow cake') filled with dried plum and apricot kernels at the winter solstice as an offerings to the sun to encourage its return.(including lime peels). Modern Romans make it at Christmas, and fill ith with candied fruit, nuts, spices, chocolate and more, and coat it with an egg yolk batter for the golden colour.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: Angelo Colapicchioni