Easter Bread - Gurrugulo - Scarcella
Easter Bread: Il Gurrugulo... or Scarcella? In all the regions of Italy it is called by many other different names. Some of the names are: Cuculo, Cuzzupa.
For 4 Person(s)
- 1 1/4 pounds all purpose flour
- 5 large eggs (4 eggs for the mix and 1 egg for the egg wash)
- Additionals colored eggs are required to put on top of each Gurrugulo, if desired.
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup olive oil
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 lemon
- colored sprinkles
- In a bowl, add the flour, 4 eggs, sugar, olive oil, baking powder and the zest of one lemon.
- Depending on the size of the Gurrugulo that you want to make, cut the mix in several part. To make a braid, take one part, divide it in three equal parts and roll each part into a strip about 1/2 thick.
- Take the three strips, unite them at one end and slowly and carefully braid them until the very end. Unite the two ends and on top of the union place an egg. Roll two very thin strips of the mix and place them over the egg in a cross fashion. The strips will hold the egg down. During the braiding process, if the strips are too soft or too sticky add some flour to facilitate the process.
- Beat one egg and with your brush wet the entire surface of the Gurrugulo. Add sprinkles of the color desired and bake for 20 mins. at 400F.
The Cooking with Nonna Cookbook
With the dough you can create many different types of Gurruguli. It all depends on your artistic creativity.
loved not having to use yeast on this one :) - NonnaLinda
Agree! Love that no yeast is necessary! Question: Raw egg or cooked after braiding? - Virjinja
You need 9 so you have 2 to scramble with some pastina - gman518
You need 9 so you have 2 to scramble with some pastina -
4 eggs to mix, 4 eggs to put in the braid, & 1 egg to use as egg wash before sprinkles - cmgted