Purceddi in Vin Cotto

Purceddi in Vin Cotto: another old Christmas tradition from Puglia!

Purceddi in Vin Cotto


For 12 Dozen(s)

For the Purceddi:

  • 2 pounds all purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups Vin Cotto (made from figs) or Honey
  • cinnamon powder
  • olive oil for frying


  1. In a KitchenAid Stand Mixer bowl, add the olive oil and the wine and mix the two. Add the flour and continue to mix until the flour and the liquids are completely amalgamated and the dough is firm.
  2. Take a small piece of dough and roll it with your hands on a wood board to create a long stick about 1/2 inch thick.
  3. Cut the stick into pieces of about 1/2 inch long.
  4. Take each of the pieces and with your index finger press it against the reverse side of a cheese grater so that you will have lumps on one side and it will be somewhat hollow on the other side.
  5. Make all your Purceddi.
  6. Fry all the Purceddi in olive oil until they are lightly golden.
  7. Heat the Vin Cotto in a pan and while the Vin Cotto is still warm, dip a handfull of Purceddi in the Vin Cotto until they are  completely covered. Remove and place in a platter for presentation or storage.
  8. Before serving add a sprinkle of cinnamon.



Recipe Notes

If you do not have Vin Cotto, you can substitute it with honey.


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