The Cuddrireddra of Delia – An Italian Spiced Cookie For Easter

The Cuddrireddra of Delia - An Italian Spiced Cookie For Easter

Being that I’m a full continent’s worth of travel from my family there was no Easter/Passover celebration in Seattle as such.  We had a nice day out, relaxed about, and I decided I’d make an obscure, unpronounceable, fried Italian cookie for dessert.  Typically they come in a neat crown/ring/pretzel sort of shape.  That’s unless you’re lazy.  If you’re lazy then they can be any shape you like.

Cuddrireddra is the Sicilian word biscuit, and is a tasty and crispy small donut shaped cookie from the town of Delia, in the middle-ish part of Sicily.  Local legends say that the cookie, which has the form of a little crown, is a tribute to the noble women of Delia who lived in the medieval fortress that still dominates the town during the war of the “Vespri Siciliani” (1282-1302). Continue reading