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Food and Wine

Schiaccia briaca

Sweet specialities of Isola d'Elba

The schiaccia briaca is a typical dessert of Isola d'Elba, soft, slightly leavened and no eggs. Its origins date back to the 13th century, during which the island was often prey to pirate raids.

It is thanks to the presence of pirates who was born this deliciously sweet whose main ingredients are typical of Middle Eastern, like pine nuts and raisins. The original recipe, alcohol according to the precepts of Islamic religion, was over time changed and the crush became "briaca".

In the 800, in fact, to make it more flavorful to the mixture was added the Aleatico of Portoferraio, Elba's most famous raisin wine and alkermes which gives the cake its typical reddish colour.

The schiaccia briaca being without yeast and eggs and honey has the characteristic of being very long conservation, reason was a sweet inevitable between the supplies of sailors.

 

 

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