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Oct 11, 2012

Maritozzo con panna

Maritozzi con panna:  the traditional Roman brioche buns are filled with whipped cream and served at breakfast.  The name maritozzi derives from the word marito (husband) since originally it was customary for the groom, as proof of his love, to give these buns to the future bride, on the first Friday in March (date corresponding to our Valentine’s Day).  At the time they were quite larger garnished with the design two entwined hearts, two shaking hands or a heart pierced by Cupid’s arrow. The maritozzi could hide inside some gold object or the ring! 
Maritozzi can be found in pastry shops around Rome and are usually served in the morning with coffee or afternoon with a coffee or liqueur.  In the neighborhoods of Garbatella, Testaccio and Trastevere, it is easy to find them in bars in the early hours of the morning.
Try the legendary Maritozzaro of Rome Via Ettore Rolli, 50 – close to Stazione di Trastevere.

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