C U C U L I: The reason I love Easter
It’s been a few months since I’ve been back home to Toronto, and what could excite me more than my most loved feature of Easter weekend…Easter bread, or by its Southern Italian (Calabrese) name Cuculi. It is a traditional and symbolic sweet bread, generally with a whole egg with shell embedded in it, made at Easter time to represent the crucifix. I can’t say that I ever knew that fact until I just did some research. All I know is that I have the ability to ingest A LOT of Cuculi and it tastes good with anything from nutella to salami or just plain. All the credit goes to my mom, she is the super star baker when it comes to this recipe (if I’m around I help!). There are variations of this recipe, differences and alterations can be found just moving a town over in Calabria. Some are made to be more like a biscuit when sliced, my mother’s recipe is much more doughy, just the way I like it.
So if you want to try a traditional recipe, even if you don’t celebrate Easter, take my word for it, it’s delicious!