Abruzzo, Italy. Have you ever tasted “Sise delle Monache” (Nun’s tits) a typical sweet made in Guardiagrele?

La Sise delle Monache (Nun’s Tits), or Tre monti (Three mountains) is a typical Abruzzese sweet produced in the little village of Guardiagrele, in the province of Chieti, Abruzzo.
Among the various legends, the name could had be origin from a singolar behavior of some nuns that they used to insert in the center of her chest a protuberance made with cotton to make the breast less noticeable.

More likely, the typical shape of this swwt would refer to the Gran Sasso d’Italia (2912 meters), the Majella (2793 meters) and the Sirente-Velino (2487 meters), which represent three mountain massifs of Abruzzo, the highest of the entire Apennine range.

This also justifies the name of Tre monti, with which even the dessert is known. Two layers of sponge cake, filled with custard, with the shape of three protuberances.

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