, also known as Sfincione
in Sicilian language
) is a variety of pizza
with ingredients sometimes incorporated into the dough
, instead of just placed on top. This variety of pizza originates from Palermo
. An authentic recipe does not use mozzarella cheese
, often adding small chunks of pecorino cheese
and bits of anchovies
However, in the United States, a Sicilian pizza is a square pie with dough upwards of an inch thick. This pizza is very popular, especially in the New York area. It is typically served in an aluminum baking sheet.
A particular variety originated from Messina, Sicily, which can be both considered a Sicilian Pizza or a focaccia, it's the focaccia alla messinese made with endive and anchovy.