Tipical sweets of Bronte
The manufacturing of sweets uses naturally l'«Bronte's gold» (the pistacchio)
that, especialy in the preparation of pastry, cakes, ice cream, nougat,
etc., gets exalted for the exceptional
Other traditional ingredients are the cottage cheese, the dry fruit (walnuts, almonds, figs, hazelnuts), raisin,
mustard, honey, cooked wine (made with prickly pears juice).
The confectioners of Bronte, following familiar tradition, continue to use
genuine and local ingredients have become famous for the very many recognitions
received in several exhibitions.
With the precious fruit that nature has put at their disposal are particularly exalted two classical brontese
delights, ice cream and pistachio cake, but also in many other refined sweets:
pistachio flavored liquors or milk, crushed pistachio sauce, pistachio cream, the classic
pistachio fillets, nougats, pastry (plain, with icing sugar, or chocolate covered), ...and innumerable
other delicacies of unique taste.
The preparation of some sweets, according to peasant tradition, is often articulated by the calendar (Easter, the
Commemoration of the dead, Christmas, Carnival) or the seasons.