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Boconotti – Jam filled Italian cookie

Posted by: Gina  :  Category: Dessert Recipes, Italian Baking

bocanotta or cookie molds for jam filled cookieIngredients:

5 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 package Bertolini Lievito Vaniglinato (16 g)
4 cups flour
jam of choice

Directions:

  • Beat eggs, add sugar and vegetable oil and mix until sugar is dissolved
  • add 1 package of Bertolini lievito vaniglinato
  • add flour little at a time until it is a consistency of cookie dough
  • spray cookie molds with non stick spray like Pam
  • stretch dough with fingers into mold
  • add 1/2 tsp of thick jam per mold
  • cover jam with dough and pinch edges
  • brush with eggs
  • place filled molds onto cookie sheet
  • jamfilledcookieCook at 500 deg F for 4-5 minutes. Keep close watch and remove when they are golden brown. These are Italian cookies Mamma style, Mangiare.

    These Italian cookies are typically made at Christmas time and are filled with your favorite jams.

    Rosetta’s Pickled Zucchini

    Posted by: Gina  :  Category: Easy Recipes, Special Italian Foods

    This is a specialty recipe from our Aunt Rosetta

    1. Cut Zucchini into small pieces. Mix with pickling salt in large bowl. Place a weight on top and let sit for one day or more.
    2. Bring 2 parts water and 1 part vinegar to boil in large pot. Place zucchini in and boil for 2-3 minutes. Drain well and turn onto a cloth to cool.
    3. Steam cauliflower and beans for 4-5 minutes in water. Transfer to vinegar / water for 1-2 minutes. Cool and mix with zucchini.
    4. Allow to cool. Mix with olive oil, garlic and oregano. Press contents into jars. Pour any remaining juice on top. Top with oil.
    5. Place seals in boiling water to heat. Close jars and boil for 5 minutes. Store.

    Enjoy and Mangia !!