Recipe - Arancini Messinesi (from Messina)One of the more appreciate variants of the classic ragout arancino, is the Messina one (arancino from Messina). The peculiarity? The presence of mortadella cubes together with minced meat.
Recipe - Arancine with Ham and Butter
Arancine with butter, along with arancine with ragù and those with spinach, are among the most typical in the Sicilian tradition.
These arancine, which are almost always oval in shape, have a basic filling of mozzarella and béchamel sauce, often complemented with ham, but other variants feature an addition of mushrooms or salmon.
Since their basic flavour is “neutral”, arancine with butter can be customised however you wish, so let your imagination be your guide!
Recipe - How to make Sicilian Arancini with meat ragùArancini with meat ragù are by far the most traditional and well-known throughout Sicily. Every city and family has its own variant. As with pasta al forno (oven-baked pasta), some prefer it with a simple ragù sauce, while others love to add cheese, ham or hard-boiled eggs.
Recipe - Arancini with ricotta and chocolate
Ricotta, whether made from cow's milk or sheep's milk, plays a prominent role in Sicilian pastry-making tradition. When properly handled, its texture becomes creamy, soft and light, and it is delicious when paired with chocolate.
These ficoccelle have a centre that is soft and creamy, with a crunchy hint of chocolate chips... it’s impossible to have just one!