Umbria is a region in the centre of Italy, producer of excellent cured meat, olive oil and truffles. Less knownbut delicious are the traditional sweets and pastries from Umbria. The pastry'making tradition of Umbria used to be link with religious events and rituals. Most of the pastries are made in the oven, the traditional ingredients are very simple and healthy, as the whole cuisine from Umbria. The most used ingredients are almonds, spices and candied fruits. Famous are also the brittles made by the company Golose Tentazioni. The brittles are the best expression of this simple and healthy cuisine. Other traditional sweets and pastries from Umbria are also: castagnole, traditional from the Carnival in February, the cicerchiata made with eggs, flour, butter, sugar and honey and the famous mostaccioli made with grape must during harvest time.