Iris are sweet, stuffed and fried, typical of Sicilian pastries and especially Palermo. They are slightly sweet and fried risen dough: a sort of donut with a filling that can vary according to taste. The most classic are those stuffed with ricotta cream, to which chocolate flakes are often added, but there are many versions, filled with different types of cream. Irises are considered among the most popular street food of Palermo, consumed strictly hot by passersby at all hours. The crunchy outer breadcrumbs contrasts with the internal softness of pastry and the delicacy of the ricotta cream. Immerse yourself in Sicilian gastronomy and try to make these gourmet Irises!