There are only 2 days out of 365 when you can buy (and consequently eat!) ‘bracciatelli’ in Pesaro: on Santa Lucia (Dec. 13th) and today (Sant’Antonio).
These are ring-shaped soft cakes with anise seeds that I usually buy in a baker’s shop in Via Castelfidardo, in the old Jewish ghetto , my favourite neighbourhood in town.
Despite the chilly wind and the sleet, this morning I drove my car just to go downtown to buy these traditional ‘donuts’ as I am fond of traditions (and of cakes too!).
I parked along the sea-side, so I managed to take a few pictures of the stormy Adriatic sea. This is how Pesaro sea was looking around 9.00 in the morning. Foamy waves, seagulls flying low and dark clouds across the skyline. I am a Summer lover but Winter does have its fascinating side too. Too bad the picture does not convey the sharp salt perfume in the air that all sea-town inhabitants cannot do without 😉
Very windy here too! (Lucchesia)
What an enticing photo! I saw it before breakfast earlier this week and thought, “I want what she’s having!”
Especially, being fond of pastry with anise. Do you have a recipe?
Hi Mary! Let me just check with my aunt Rina and other relatives/friends for the recipe! I usually buy them at the baker’s but I will find out how you make them and share the recipe with you 🙂
Hi Marcy! Just published our home recipe for anise seeds donuts… Actually I borrowed it from a relative 😉
Here it is: https://wherelemonsblossom.wordpress.com/2017/02/05/italian-anise-donuts-a-home-recipe/
Good (if chilly) outing Simona!! Love the gray water against that pale blue sky. Are these cakes baked or fried?? they look like bagels– I sure would like to try one!
They are baked, not fried. I will find out the recipe and will post it… I have always bought them ar the baker’s
Sorry…using my cell to respond but I am not good! Wanted to add that I want to learn how to bake them 😉
That would be lovely Simona!! In Spain we ate cookies and pastries from the little bakeries on the plaza that were laced with anis. loved them. take care friend. xox