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The Pagliette are donuts that follow a complex cycle of preparation as they are first boiled and then placed in the oven. The ingredients are simple: eggs, oil, sugar and flour.

After cooking they are covered with an icing “cò gliò gileppe”, a mixture made with sugar, water and egg whites which gives it its characteristic white colour.

It was the traditional dessert during weddings and the first communion because of its immaculate colour that recalls purity.