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A sweetmeat made in Sicily, and traditional for their February carnivals. They consist of flour and eggs, mixed with Marsala, and flavoured further with cinnamon and chocolate. The dough is thinly-rolled-out, cut into circles, wrapped around a tube - then deep-fried.
When they are cold, they are filled with sweetened ricotta, chocolate chips and candied orange peel. Another variant consists of ricotta flavoured with a liqueur and the ends being dipped in chopped nuts.
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