Sfincione: Palermo Focaccia

Preparation info
  • Makes


    12 × 18 inch 30 × 45 cm ) focaccia, 6 to 8 generous servings
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Modern Baker

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2008

  • About

This focaccia is topped with some of the quintessential ingredients of Sicilian cooking: tomatoes, anchovies, and bread crumbs. In Palermo, sfincione is street food. One of the formerly great temples of casual Palermo food, the Antica Focacceria di San Francesco, also serves it, but I tasted the sfincione there on a recent trip and it had a crust like industrially made white bread and almost nonexistent topping. The experience made me happy that I know how to make my own sfincione. Caciocav