Total Time:  1 day 45 min
Prep Time:  15 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Rest Time: 1 day

Servings: 8

Just like with our American holidays we celebrate Sicilian ones also. St. Lucys day, on December 13th, is a day that we eat Cuccia St. Lucy.


  • whole wheat
  • cannoli cream – see recipe
  • cinnamon
  • chocolate chips


Soak whole wheat overnight. Cook and drain. Make cannoli cream. Then add wheat, cinnamon, chocolate chips. Put in dish and let cool.

More about Cuccia St. Lucy

Only served on St. Lucy’s day, December 13th, in Sicilian households, is Cuccia. St. Lucy’s day it is observed as a no pasta or bread day and cuccia is made everywhere. Cuccia came about during the famine. A ship arrived with grain and people were so hungry that they just boiled the wheat and seasoned it only with olive oil. The different versions of cuccia, sweet or savory, are served during different meals throughout the day.

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