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From Serrone we thought we'd better opt for something savoury, after all the sweet stuff, so we bought a Ciambella Serronese, which is made from flour, eggs, olive oil, aniseed, milk and lemon - although you don't taste the lemon. The recipe has been handed down through generations and was originally called "Ciammella". In times past a man would offer this to the woman he wanted to marry as it was a sign of his and his family's wealth. Men also would sometimes wear them around the wrist so that they could easily take a nibble whilst working the fields. Below is the bakery where you can buy them - on the main road just before Serrone in La Forma on via Prenestina.
Another firm favourite from the same town (head to Bar Lazio) is their specialty Panettone made with Cesanese wine which gives a lovely richness, and their newest creation - the Easter Colomba also made with Cesnaese wine but we confess we've not had chance to try that yet.
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