Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Cenci

Angel wings, cenci, bugie, chiacchiere, Livorno
“Cenci” are a traditional sweet crispy pastry made out of dough that has been shaped into thin twisted ribbons, deep-fried (tastier) or sometime baked (healthier) and generously sprinkled with powdered sugar.
The name means literally rags and it is used in this part of Tuscany, but I understand that you can find them almost everywhere under other funny and different names like “bugie” (lies) or “chiacchiere” (chit-chat). Here they are usually sold during the Carnival, mostly in bakeries, and one kg costs around 18 Euro.

External links: Angel wings

13 comments:

Michelle said...

They sound quite tasty.

Stefan Jansson said...

We have them in Sweden, but I can't remember ever trying one.

Jack said...

Interesting, VP. I'm not familiar with them.

Randy said...

These look wonderful and tasty.

cieldequimper said...

And what happens when you've had a kilo of them?! It looks so good!

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Certainly looks tasty. We have many similar things in Malaysia.
Duncan In Kuantan

Cezar and Léia said...

oh gosh...forget the diet!These are delicious treats!
Léia

Laura. M said...

Hummm ... really good. They must be delicious.
a hug.

Lois Evensen said...

Ooooh, that looks good. We loved wandering around cities in Italy and purchasing tasty treats at local bakeries. This looks so yummy!

Dina said...

Interesting about the names.
That's a lot of money, no?

When I was little (in Chicago), my grandmother would cut off the extra pie dough and bake such strips for me, sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon.
Your nice picture must be the friend ones. They must be the best.

Robert Geiss said...

Makes the senses fly.

Please have a good Wednesday.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh I think if they are going to be dusted in sugar VP, you may as well go the whole way and enjoy them the tasty deep fried way, they look so good!

Babzy said...

yum yum :)