Pignoccata or Pignolata

Pignoccata or Pignolata... a Carnevale tradition from Palermo.

Pignoccata or Pignolata


For 4 Person(s)

For the Pignoccata:

  • 1 pound all purpose flour
  • 7 ounces sugar
  • 5 ounces honey
  • 6 egg yolks
  • olive oil for frying
  • 1 lemon, zest only
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. On a board mix the flour with the eggs and half of the sugar until the dough is smooth and well amalgamated.
  2. Roll a piece of dough into a stick and cut into pieces of about 1/2 inch in length.
  3. Fry all your pieces in hot olive oil for 2 minutes.
  4. In a pot, boil the water mixed with the honey and the remaining sugar.
  5. Add to the pot all the pieces and continue to cook. Once they begin to stick to one another, pour them in a wide plate and sprinkle with lemon zest.




Thursday, 08 September 2016
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Thursday, 08 September 2016
I remember my nonna making these when I was little. I loved them. I always looked forward to her mak...
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