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

scroccafusi

carnival fritters

Carnival fritters Marchignana style, with a funny name that sounds like teeth cracking. The sweet dough is boiled, then fried, then topped with alchermes and powdered sugar. They say you can tell if a future relative enters the rooms while they are being prepared because they won't come out right.

In Arquata del Tronto they are called stummeri; in Osimo they call them cecetti

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Image by regione marche