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2 eggs
250g caster sugar
25 ml extra virgin olive oil
250 ml water
650 g white flour
1 lemon
10 g yeast
100 g sourdough (criscolo)

for the polishing:
1 egg

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Loaves of the Saviour

The loaves of the Saviour are a typical sweet of confectionery tradition of Sezze. Made with simple ingredients, they are loaves sweet and slightly fragrant of lemon.

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These ingredients are able to feed: 16persons Loaves of the Saviour


Put the flour as a fontain, place in the center the sourdough, 2 eggs, the water in which it was previously dissolved beer yeast, sugar, olive oil and grated rind of the lemon. Mix together until mixture is smooth and soft (if the mixture is too liquid add more flour). The dough must be worked for a long time, it should be smooth and elastic.
Realizing the loaves of about 20-25 cm, according to tradition, or alternatively may form loaves portion, approximately 4-5 cm, this variation in the shape, makes it even more lovely and allows a more practical eating.
Even in this case, as already described for the tortoli, once made the loaves, it is necessary the passage of the "pirlatura". Then put them on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and let rise until doubled their volume. Once they are leavened brush them with a beaten egg. Cook in a preheated oven at 180 ° C for about 30-40 minutes.

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The pagnottelle Saluatore have a very ancient origin. It all goes back to the times of Emperor Augustus. The day of the Ides dedicated to him (August 15) was a tradition to celebrate the bread made with the grain of the first harvest. In the seventeenth century this pagan festival was converted by the Church in the Christian feast of the Assumption. In Sezze the loaf ("pagnotta" in Italian) of bread was replaced by sweets pagnottelle which became a symbol of extreme devotion to Jesus the Saviour, and these were eaten only after the blessing that occurred during the passage of the Assumption procession of the statue of the Savior.
Today this tradition seems to be disappearing and the pagnottellev Saluatore are located in the ovens of the village almost every day of the year.

Loaves of the Saviour

the nutritional

For each portion:
Energy: 242,24 Kcal
Energy from proteins: 10%
Energy from fats: 10%
Energy from carbohydrates: 79%
Dietary total fibre: 1,16 g
Alcohol: 0,00 g
Total proteins: 6,26 g
Animal proteins: 1,26 g
Vegetable proteins: 4,93 g
Total fats: 2,76 g
Animal fats: 0,88 g
Vegetable fats: 1,87 g
Cholesterol: 37,56 mg
Available carbohydrates: 51,27 g
Starch: 34,18 g
Soluble carbohydrates: 17,10 g


words to remember

Loaves, loaves of the Savior, Pagnottelle 'the Saluatore, sweet bread, sweet loaves, cakes Sezze, Setini sweet, sweet Sezzesi, sweets peasants, Italian recipe, sweets from Italy

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