Focaccia della Befana

This delicious sweetbread (although it’s really not too sweet) filled with candied fruit is typical of the Piemonte region in northern Italy. It is served on January 6, the feast of the Epiphany, better known as the “Befana” in Italy after the good witch who gave directions to the Three Kings and who, on this date, fills the stockings of good children with candy and the bad ones with coal. Tradition says to put a coin in the focaccia and whoever finds it will enjoy good luck for the entire year! Buon appetito (e fate attenzione ai denti!)


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