Typical dessert made in Erice, a small town at the top of the Erice mountain overlooking Trapani. Famous throughout the province of Trapani and also throughout Sicily. The story wants that around the
1500 at the times in which in
the Port of Trapani the Genoese landed carrying their products including their famous pesto. One day a young nun fell in love with one of the captains. Taken by the pain before he left, she dedicated a cake in the shape of a typical Genoese hat, made with a fragrant vanilla pastry and a delicate filling of pastry cream with Sicilian lemons. From here the tradition of the Genovesi Ericine !