eggplants fillets in oil
a selection of Sicilian cheese and salami:
Preparing the filling:
Cut the dried figs in small pieces, cut roughly the pistaches, the almonds and the walnuts. In a bowl mix these ingredients with some slivers of plain chocolate, the raisins and the cubes of candied pumpkin. Add the egg, a bit of cinnamon, half a spoon of ground black pepper and the 2 cloves. Mix all ingredients to obtain a dense filling.
Cut the centre of the puff pastry with a round shape and put the filling on. Then, cover the filling with the second puff pastry so to get a ring. For accomplished cooks cut the pastry into several strips and create a sort of net to cover the filling.
Dust the buccellato with the chopped pistach and cook in the oven on a moderate flame for about 30 minutes.
When cold, add some candied fruit on top. Slice and serve it.