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Bocconotto of Mormanno

PAT - Traditional Agri-Foodstuffs


These are delicious shortbread pastries, processed strictly by hand, typical of Mormanno. They are common in the territory of the Pollino National Park, a few kilometers away from Basilicata and from the coasts of Alto Tirreno Cosentino.
According to tradition, their name (bocconotti or bucchinotti in dialect) derives from the word "bite", as their small size will allow the eater to consume them "in one bite", precisely.

They are oval, according to the traditional recipe; weight about a kilo and can be stuffed with mustard, cherry jam or apricot jam. However, there are also varieties with different shapes and fillings: round or scallop shaped, with almond paste, chocolate, nuts, raisins and honey. Their medium-long shelf life (they can last up to a few days outside the fridge) and their nutritional value have made them a crucial part of the confectionery tradition of Calabria. This pastry was also put in the PAT (Traditional Food Product) list by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.

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