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sweet bread baked in cabbage leaves


Made exclusively in the Val Resia of the Julian Alps, this yeast bread is made of corn and wheat flour, eggs, sugar, cream, cooked apples and/or pears, dried figs, sultanas, dried walnuts or hazelnuts, yeast, wild fennel seeds, cinnamon or carob, then traditionally wrapped in green cabbage leaves and baked in the embers.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Image by Val Resia ecomuseum