There is no such thing as ‘Sicilian breakfast’. In fact, why should there be? With all the delicious foods you can choose from when visiting Sicily, breakfast is only one of the meals you can use to explore as much as possible!
Here are five sweet suggestions to put in your to-eat list!
(And if you’re not a sweet tooth, check out these savoury options).
Brioche and granita
Let’s start with a classic: brioche ‘col tuppo’ (literally, brioche ‘with a chignon’) and granita. Refreshing and comforting at the same time, the combination of a sweet soft bun with the legendary Sicilian sorbet will wake you up in the best way possible, especially when the temperature is above 40 degrees Celsius. In most cafes you’ll be able to choose from a selection of granita flavours – but if you want a truly Sicilian experience just go for lemon!
Yes, you heard it right! Ice-cream, lots of it, in a brioche. BOOM!
Another refreshing (if a little heavier) option to start your day! You can choose from a variety of fruity or creamy flavours and even top your sandwich with whipped cream for extra indulgence!
Top tip: the use of spoons is not allowed by Sicilian law. Just lick it!
Soft, sugary and greasy… the perfect choice for doughnut lovers who are feeling a little adventurous on a hot sunny day!
Another deep-fried delicacy, filled with sweet ricotta and chocolate chips, if you’re feeling extra-adventurous. I promise it’s worth every single bite! An oven-baked version of this beauty is also available in most patisseries.
It literally means ‘small patisserie’ and it comes in hundreds of varieties, from small cannoli (aka cannolicchi), to cream puffs and mini-cakes. Grab a selection and share with your travel buddies!
Ready to start your day with your favourite Sicilian breakfast? Find the nearest Sicilian patisserie or bakery and go for it!
Featured picture by Dom Dada