Desserts from Italy - Puglia
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Among the specialties that Puglia offers are the Bocconotti! They are very good typical cakes not only of the Apulian tradition, but also Lucan, Abruzzese and Calabrese, whose filling varies according to the locations in which it is produced; today the traditional recipe is handed down from family to family, with many variations. These are filled with jam! :)
Mix the sugar with the eggs.
Add the butter you have melted, the sifted flour, lemon and sifted yeast and stir until you get a soft dough.
Cover the dough and let it rest in the fridge for half an hour.
Roll out the dough and create circles of two sizes: one larger than the right size to be included in the cups, another smaller one that will serve to close.
Insert the large circles into the cups and fill with the filling of your choice.
Close them with the smallest circle.
Brush the top with the egg yolk.
Bake at 180 degrees for about 20 minutes.
Once cooked, leave to cool and sprinkle with icing sugar and serve.