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Carnival in Florence, time for sweeties!

Carnival in Florence, time for sweeties!

Carnival in Florence, time for sweeties!

Carnival in Florence, time for sweeties! - Carnevale has arrived in Florence: parties, masks, live shows and lots of fun. Not only! Here in Florence, we prepare (and above all we eat) different special sweets such as Cenci and the Florentine Schiacciata.

Carnival in Florence, time for sweeties!

Carnival in Florence, time for sweeties!

The so-called Cenci are a simple and tasty dessert, which is also prepared in many other parts of Italy. In Genoa and in Turin they are called ‘lies’, in Sicily and in Campania they are ‘chatter’, while it is enough to move around in Grosseto and immediately become ‘strufoli’. Each region and province has its own expression to indicate these delicious desserts and, even if their taste does not change, in Florence and Prato the word “cenci” is preferred. Typical of the Carnival, rags are desserts based on fried and very hot dough, served with a sprinkling of powdered sugar.

The Florentine schiacciata is a real dessert, even if it was originally made with bread dough.Since the Middle Ages, the Florentines have always tried to “soften their life” with voluminous and frugal cakes. The most famous of these is undoubtedly the Florentine schiacciata. It is a soft cake, reminiscent of the classic a margherita cake, but characterized by the classic central Florentine lily, made with powdered sugar.

Carnival in Florence, time for sweeties!

Carnival in Florence, time for sweeties!

The specialty of this sweet crush, derives from the fact that the recipe is handed down from family to family (everyone makes his own) and the ingredients are calculated in handfuls or spoons and not in grams or liters. This dessert is typical of carnival and is usually consumed on Shrove Tuesday. Today it stands out in its most delicious variations: filled with whipped cream, Chantilly cream or chocolate. Originally it was a sweet poor and very simple, but very tasty, whose birth is lost in the mists of time.

Carnival in Florence, time for sweeties!

Carnival in Florence, time for sweeties!

The famous writer of Italian culinary recipes of the eighteenth century, Pellegrino Artusi, who became famous with the manual entitled ‘Science in cooking and the art of eating well’, presented it in his book under the name of “oily stiacciata”, together with other typical sweets of Florence.The Florentines, however, knew it under the name of “stiacciata delle Murate” because it was the last morsel that was reserved for prisoners (hence the name) led to the gallows in Porta alla Croce, the current Piazza Beccaria.

Carnival in Florence, time for sweeties!

Carnival in Florence, time for sweeties!

Delicious, easy to prepare and quick to cook, these Carnival desserts are a must for Florentine tables. Who is in Florence for the Carnival, has no problems. They can be found in any pastry, bakery or bar, in the historic center and in the suburbs. You just have to taste those baked closer to you!

For your Carnival in Florence, Tuscan Feeling suggests you:

Apt. IL CORNO – 85 m2 – 3nd floor (without elevator) – for 3 persons

Roger Apartment

Roger Apartment

Apt. LOUISE – 110 m2 – 1+ 2 piano floor (without elevator) – for 4 persons

Apartment Louise

Apartment Louise

Apt. CANNETO – 25 m2 – 1st floor (with elevator) – for 2 persons

Apartment Canneto

Apartment Canneto

Apt. CASA ORNELLA – 140 m2 – 1 e 2 floor (without elevator) – for 6 persons

Casa Ornella Apartment

Casa Ornella Apartment

Apt. ALOHA – 155 m2 – 1st floor (without elevator) – for 5 persons

Aloha Apartment

Aloha Apartment

Carnival in Florence, time for sweeties!