Fresh pastries and bakery, biscuit, confectionary and pastry products;
1. Product name:
Panini di granturco
2. Other names:
3. Short product description:
These are sweet buns made with maize flour. They are a yellowish colour, small, round and firm.
4. Production area:
Province of Siena.
5. Production status:
r disappeared r at risk r active
6. Production process:
s The corn is shucked by hand and then ground
s The maize flour is mixed with water to get a semi-dense paste
s It’s shaped into buns
s The buns are placed on fig leaves in oven trays
s They’re baked in a wood-fired oven
7. Materials, equipment and premises used for production:
s Kitchen with utensils and work surface
s Fig leaves
s Oven trays
s Wood-fired oven for baking
8. Notes on traditionalism, homogeneity of spread and persistence of production rules over time:
The product owes its traditional character to its production method, which remains unchanged thanks to the skills of the people who have passed down their experience over history. The use of fig leaves during baking gives the product a unique taste and aroma. Panini di granturco were the desserts of the past thanks to the sweet flavour of maize flour. The farmers would eat them as a snack or for breakfast. They were made each time normal bread was made.
Panini di granturco are made by a limited number of producers in the province of Siena, among which, only one produces a significant quantity with any consistency.