Bread, butter and sugar – Italian Cuisine – Italian Cuisine

The recipe for a genuine, ancient, healthy, super tasty snack (or breakfast)! And full of memories

Once upon a time bread, butter and sugar. And there is still! As still resists the eternal delicious tender with bread and Nutella (or other delicious chocolate creams on the market today) and bread, butter and jam.

Bread, butter and sugar and the grandmother

Bread, butter and sugar is the snack that our grandmother presented us at 4 pm, perhaps supplementing it with a nice glass of milk. Or at breakfast. Naturally, slack bread, or without salt, the most suitable for a sweet filling. Also known as Tuscan bread, sciapo bread is widespread in central Italy, particularly, in addition to the aforementioned Tuscany, in the Marche region. If you live in areas where salt-free bread is hard to find, they can be a valid alternative rusks: the disadvantage is that the rusk deprives us of the crumb, the soft part of our slice of bread, where the butter sinks and absorbs the sugar better. Another alternative may be the cassette bread.

Bread, butter and sugar: the recipe

Difficulty: very easy
Preparation time: 2/3 minutes approx


2 slices of sciapo bread
butter q.b.
granulated sugar q.b.


First we take out the butter from the fridge, so that, at room temperature, it softens to be easier to spread on the bread. We take a loaf of sciapo bread and cut it in half vertically, so as to have the widest part available from which to cut two nice large slices. With a butter curl we do, in fact, some curls of butter, which will be deposited on the slice of bread and spread with the help of a knife, or other suitable kitchen tool, until it is completely covered. At this point, with a teaspoon, pour the sugar over the butter and with the same knife spread it gently over the whole slice. Now we can overlap the two slices in a single sandwich, or, if we prefer, keep them separate and eat them one at a time.

The recipe for a genuine, ancient, healthy, super tasty snack (or breakfast)! And full of memories

Vegan alternative

Let's start with bread, which by itself should be vegan by default, since the ingredients are flour (of any kind), water, yeast and, not always, salt. However, as we know, other ingredients are often added, such as lard, which are not vegans (or even vegetarians). So first make sure you are using a bread that contains nothing that conflicts with a veg diet. We replace the butter with the vegetable margarine, which among other things being softer spreads itself more easily and uniformly. And finally the sugar: here too we must be careful. Prefer it beet sugar to that of cane: the first is certainly vegan, the second may not be vegan because products of animal origin are used in the refining process.

Other alternatives

Of course nobody forbids us to use wholemeal bread, if you prefer it, perhaps combined with wholemeal cane sugar. Or we can toast the bread (especially if it is a loaf of bread) and then spread the butter and sugar.

Rusk with butter and sugar.

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