The ciaramicola is the typical Easter cake of Perugia and the tradition says that the girls give it to their lovers on the day of Easter.
It 'a big donut covered with a white icing sprinkled with multicolored confettini.
Today, you can buy and eat the ciaramicola all year.
The pinoccate are traditional celebrations of Christmas cake in Perugia.
It is a particular mixture, made only with water and sugar, boiled until you have a thick syrup. In this mixture add the pine nuts, sometimes the chocolate and molded in the shape of lozenges.
The rocciata is a typical cake of the area of Assisi that remember the famous strudel of the North Italy. Its origin is thought to derive from the customs of the peoples of northern that arrived in that area.
On a thin pastry made of flour, cocoa, sugar and oil, there is a layer of apples cut thinly, over and above the kernels of nuts, hazelnuts, pine nuts, raisins and various types of dried fruit such as prunes, figs....
The torciglione, typical Christmas cake in Perugia, in the shape of a snake rolled up, has very ancient origins linked to pagan rites.
It is a mixture of coarsely chopped almonds and sugar, mixed by egg-mounted snow, which is due to the sinuous form of a serpent, with scales of relief, eyes and a forked tongue.
THE TORCOLO DI SAN COSTANZO
Tradition tell that the day of San Costanzo single girls go to the church dedicated to him just outside the walls, at the beginning of Via Romana, because if the Holy winks at you marry within the year . t 'a very pleasant cake, with a delicate flavor of anise, the basic dough is the dough of bread, enriched with olive oil, butter, candies, raisins and anise.
The name, according to popular tradition, remember the fact that San Costanzo was decapitated and at the recomposition of his body, to hide the sign of martyrdom, was placed on the neck a wreath of flowers.