Recipe for Cucciole from Calenzana (Corsica)

By: Dino M. In: Recipes Corsica On: Hit: 7926

Made from the finest ingredients, Cucciole are the perfect marriage between the sweetness of sugar, the warmth of olive oil and the intoxicating subtlety of dry white wine. They embody the culinary heritage of Calenzana, reflecting the authenticity and passion that make this small town a jewel of Corsica. Their slightly crunchy textures and irresistible tastes are sure to delight your taste buds and remind you of the simple pleasures of Mediterranean life. Today, I present the recipe for Cucciole. Please let me know what you think in the comments.

Ingredients for 6 people

  • 300 g white flour
  • 200 g corn flour
  • 125 g caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 7.5 cl olive oil
  • 5 cl sunflower oil
  • 12 cl white wine
  • 2 cl brandy

Preparing the Cucciole

(Total time: 35min = Preparation: 15min + Cooking: 20min)

Step 1: Add the two flours, sugar and bicarbonate to a bowl and mix.
Step 2: Then add the white wine and oils and mix.
Step 3: Add the brandy and mix again to obtain a homogeneous dough.
Step 4: Roll out the dough to a thickness of 1 cm and cut out lozenges.
Step 5: Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Step 6: Place the lozenges on a baking tray lined with baking parchment.
Step 7: Bake for 20 minutes.
Step 8: Remove the baking tray from the oven, place the cucciole on a wire rack and leave to cool.


You can enjoy your cucciole with coffee, tea, soda...


If you haven't finished your cucciole, you can store them in a non-hermetic tin. If you want to keep their crunchy texture, don't hesitate to layer them with paper towels.

To conclude, I wish you a good day or evening and invite you to come and discover other equally gourmet recipes. And for those of you who don't have the time, don't hesitate to visit our Corsican products boutique, where you'll find a wide range of traditional products. CorseBoutique, the best of Corsica. Thanks to all of you!


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