Sweet Olivette di Sant’Agata


On February 2, began the festivities of Saint Agatha in Catania, today I present a typical recipe that is found in confectioners Catania in this period: the eartips of Sant’Agata . These cakes are yummy and delicious and are part of the tradition Agatina , if you are too far away from Sicily can do at home Olivette , will only serve almond flour, water, sugar, dark chocolate and green dye .


almond flour : 1 kg
Sugar : 1 kg
water : 250 ml
vanilla extract 1 teaspoon
Green dye : a few drops
Dark chocolate : 100 grams

Recipe and preparation

Take a pot and put all but two tablespoons sugar , then add the water , stir and bring to a boil , continue cooking until the syrup with a teaspoon raising will stretch to the wire.
Add the almond flour and stir , then pour the mixture onto a work surface , add the green dye and mix well . Form of toggles and then mash them in granulated sugar .
In the meantime, melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave and Dip Olivette half . Let it dry these cakes on baking paper and then serve .
Enjoy your meal and ” semu all devotees all w Sant ‘ Aita .”

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