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A Buccellato is a Sicilian circular cake given by godparents to the godchild and family on the christening 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. Depending on the recipe used, it can include dried or candied fruits, etc.

A cake with the same name but with a different preparation and taste is the traditional cake of Lucca (Buccellato di Lucca). It is donut-shaped and contains raisins and aniseed. It matches perfectly a warm tea or cappuccino. It is usually consumed at about 16.00-17.00, 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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