Fresh pastries and bakery, biscuit, confectionary and pastry products;
1. Product name:
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3. Short product description:
Scarsella orbetellana is an ochre yellow cake that’s shaped like a doughnut with its ends twisted and pointed outwards. The texture is hard and it snaps well.
4. Production area:
Province of Grosseto.
5. Production status:
r disappeared r at risk r active
6. Production process:
A focaccia dough is prepared and worked to shape a doughnut with its ends twisted and pointed outwards. An egg is wedged in the middle and it’s then baked in the oven.
7. Materials, equipment and premises used for production:
8. Notes on traditionalism, homogeneity of spread and persistence of production rules over time:
The origins of the scarsella orbetellana are most likely Spanish. It fact, it’s depicted in Barcelona’s Il Pueblo museum. This cake was giving to begging children. Its shape made it easy for them to reach through the window and take the cake directly from the donor using a long pole. The traditional character of scarsella goes beyond its origins and combination of ingredients to its unique shape and the method used.
Only one Orbetello bakery makes scarsella orbetellana upon request. It’s difficult to estimate product quantity. Scarsella is symbolically an Easter product and is not particularly requested at other times of the year.