A Buccellato is a Sicilian
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Cake is a form of bread or bread-like food. In its modern forms, it is typically a sweet and enriched baked dessert. In its oldest forms, cakes were normally fried breads or cheesecakes, and normally had a disk shape...

 given by godparent
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s to the godchild and family on the christening
Infant baptism
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 day. The cake is supposed to be as large as possible to ensure good luck. Legend has it that the cake has even once reached the size of a Ferris wheel
Ferris wheel
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. Depending on the recipe used, it can include dried or candied fruit, etc.

A cake with the same name but with a different preparation and taste is the traditional cake of Lucca
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 (Buccellato di Lucca). It is donut
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-shaped and contains raisins and aniseed.
Its perfect matches are warm tea or cappuccino.
It is usually consumed at about 16.00-17.00 pm but many also eat it for breakfast.

A famous saying of the Lucchesi (people from Lucca) is: "those who come to Lucca without eating the Buccellato is like they never been there!".
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