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crasanzin

sweet fruit and nut rye bread

Crasanzin (or crescianzin) is traditionally made in Piedmont's Val d'Ossola, Valle Antrona and around, especially at Christmas, when the loaves are sometimes shaped like baby Jesus. Walnuts, almonds or hazelnuts, dried figs, sultanas and raisins go into the mix.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Image by Val d'Ossola food now