Gli Sfratti

Sweet walnut rolls

Preparation info

  • 2 dozen

    • Difficulty


Appears in

A Table in Tuscany

By Leslie Forbes

Published 1985

  • About

This delicious sweet is extremely ancient in origin. As far as it can be traced, the Etruscans enjoyed it as much as the ‘Gioca’ playing customers in the Lupis’ bar.


For the Pastry

  • 4 oz/110 g granulated sugar
  • 4 oz/110


First make the stuffing. Cook the honey over a low heat for 20 minutes. Add the walnuts and continue cooking for a further 10 minutes. Stir in the bread-crumbs and lemon peel very thoroughly and put the mixture in the refrigerator to cool. Meanwhile make the pastry. Sift the flour and bicarbonate together onto a pastry board or work surface. Mix in the sugar, make a well in the middle & int