Biscuit of the Skier
Biscotti dello Sciatore are a specialty of Zafferana Etnea.
It is a soft, very delicate biscuit, entirely covered with a layer of chocolate worked and refined in the laboratory, called in Sicilian "liffìa". The "liffia" in Sicilian indicates something sweet, shiny or smooth.
The first name of the biscuit was "Tripulinu" because the white flour that was used to make it was imported from Tripoli, later it was called "Queen of the Snow" and " viscottu ca liffia ".
Today it is known as" Biscotto Sciatore "because the biscuit was much loved by skiers of the Alpine Club who, before or after their excursions on the snow of Etna, stopped in Zafferana to be able to taste it.