'Nzuddi

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'Nzuddi are traditional cookies, typical of the Italian provinces of Messina and Catania. They are spherical, slightly flattened, golden-colored cookies, made of flour, sugar, almonds, cinnamon, egg whites and ammonia.[1]

Historically, the cookies were made for the feast of Our Lady of the Letter, Saint Patron of the city of Messina, on June 3,[2] these cakes were originally prepared in the monastery of the Vincentian Sisters, and the name 'nzuddi derives from the abbreviation of the name "Vincenzo" (Vincent) in Sicilian language.[3][4]

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  1. ^ Alba Allotta. La cucina siciliana. Newton Compton Editori, 2012. ISBN 8854146129.
  2. ^ Lillo Freni (1 June 2013). "…gli 'nzuddi della Madonna della Lettera". Tiscali. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Lillo Freni (1 June 2013). "…gli 'nzuddi della Madonna della Lettera". Tiscali. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Angela Bertino (11 November 2013). "Gli antichi dolci delle feste: "i 'Nzuddi"". Tradizioni Sicilia. Retrieved 17 September 2014.