Bagheria residents believe that there is a weak rivalry with Casteldaccia and Palermo inhabitants. We can enjoy the three versions of this deliciousness in Bagheria, which is famous for its villas. There are many differences between these varieties. The “Sfincione Bagherese”, which isn’t covered in tomato sauce like the palermitan, has a thicker first layer that is ensconced in olive oil, then cut into small pieces. Casteldaccia’s Sfincione has a rectangular shape.
We will be discussing sfincione from Bagheria one. This special dish is found in Bagheria, near Palermo . “Sfincione” is latin for “spongia”, which means “spongy” in English. The dough rises so long as it becomes soft, thick and sticky. It is believed that it should be made at Christmas to mark the most important moments in the year, but it can be found all year. The white color is due to the absence of tomato sauce. You can choose from one of two versions: one with tipical sicilian Cheese primosale, or one that includes ricotta (a dairy product from the sicilian tradition).