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THE BUSSLANEIN DE.CO.

Municipal denomination De.Co

Typical cookies from San Nicolò village, precisely from the Mamago area, the “Busslanein” (traditional little donuts) are still nowadays sold in sugar or sugar-free versions, hard or crumbly.

The Busslanein history

In the past they were diffused all around the Tidone valley, from where they come from. These cookies were given by the godparents to the confirmands, who were wearing long bandoleer necklaces. They were made in their short version too, called ” brasadei”. Well known since the XIV Century, the monks of San Savino used to homage the canons of the Cathedral.
Since 1993, the Pro Loco Association of San Nicolò has organised in June the traditional fair ” Fiera del Busslanein”, special occasion in which it’s possible to buy the famous donuts.

Recipe

TIPOLOGIA
Starter
difficoltà
Easy
INGREDIENTI

Ingredients:

1,5 Kg of flour
3 Kg. Butter
3 Kg. Sugar
1/4 cube of fresh brewer’s yeast
1 tablespoon salt

PREPARAZIONE

The day before, prepare the yeast with 2 or 3 kg flour; cover the dough and let it rest, repeating the same action at least four or five times.
The day after, prepare the rest of the flour, the softened butter, the sugar and the warm water, salted before for at least 20 minutes; allow the dough to rise for one hour.

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