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Favorite Italian Christmas cookies or pastries

What are everyone's favorite Italian Christmas cookies or pastries?

mezza-mezz

Dec 04, 2007
Betty Buldan in General Topics

italian easter bread

It turned out great and my husband and friends were impressed! It looked like your photo. 6 eggs seemed to be just right; 12 might look a little crammed in.
A cousin who speaks fluent Italian informed me that the word for "doll" is pupa or pupattola, which with a little imagination could sound like "bubba-glove" or "kadoodle." "Horse" is "cavallo" and that sounds very much like "callo." This might solve the mystery of Liz's and Pungo's names for the Easter bread. Maybe their grandmothers made some in those shapes like mine did.
Betty B.

Apr 13, 2007
Betty Buldan in Home Cooking

italian easter bread

Thanks eLizard for the recipe. I'm going to try your version. It sounds beautiful.
Are you Abruzzese?

Mar 26, 2007
Betty Buldan in Home Cooking

italian easter bread

My grandmother made it too. You can use a sweet yeast dough or a cookie dough such as that for pizzelle (waffle cookies) and put in anise seed if you like it.
My grandmother made dolls for the girls, ponies for the boys and wreaths for the adults. They are typical of the Abruzzo region and when I went to Il Museo de la Gente Abruzzese in Pescara, a fabulous museum, I was surprised and pleased to see them displayed.

Betty B.

Mar 25, 2007
Betty Buldan in Home Cooking