Cenci

Fried pastry twists

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

A Table in Tuscany

By Leslie Forbes

Published 1985

  • About

‘Cenci’ means ‘stuff’ or scraps of fabric used for dusting and cleaning. Like its fabric counterpart, the pastry comes in all shapes and sizes, from huge pastry handkerchiefs and long strips tied in bows and lover’s knots, to the heart-shaped dolce d’amore made by Letizia Volpi. They are generally popular at carnival time, just after Christmas.