Fresh pastries and bakery, biscuit, confectionary and pastry products;
1. Product name:
Schiacciata alla Fiorentina
2. Other names:
3. Short product description:
Schiacciata alla fiorentina is a rectangular sweet that’s yellow on the inside from the saffron and white on the outside from the icing sugar that is dusted on top. Typically, the icing sugar is dusted over a stencil in the shape of the Florentine Lily.
4. Production area:
Produced throughout the province of Firenze
5. Production status:
r disappeared r at risk r active
6. Production process:
The basic ingredients in a Schiacciata alla fiorentina are flour, milk, egg, oil, sugar, orange, yeast, salt and the saffron that gives it its characteristic colour. The product can also be filled with whipped cream, pastry cream or gianduja.
7. Materials, equipment and premises used for production:
– Kitchen utensils
8. Notes on traditionalism, homogeneity of spread and persistence of production rules over time:
This sweet is made in Florence during Carnevale (another typical Berlingaccio dessert) and was originally called “stiacciata unta” thanks to the use of lard or pork bits in the dough.
During Carnevale, it is made in large quantities by all the Florentine bakeries and pastry shops.