Italian Easter

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by lovesherfood, Mar 7, 2002.

  1. lovesherfood

    lovesherfood

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    Hiddy ho,
    I was wondering if anyone can help me with finding a recipe for some sort of Italian Easter biscuits. Have found some ideas but need a recipe that is easy to produce and delicious. I have Italian friends coming over for Easter and want to surprise them:D So if anyone has any idea of where I could start that would be fab. Cheers
     
  2. marmalady

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    Hi, Lovesherfood - Please translate what you New Zealanders call 'biscuits'. I was all ready to make a cute comment about 'Southern Italian biscuits', and then I saw where you're from!!!

    Do you mean cookies? or like biscotti? help us out!
     
  3. chiffonade

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    First thing that popped into my head was, "I've heard of an Easter basket but never an Easter biscuit.

    But seriously folks...We always did pastry for Easter and here's a biggie!! The bread with the colored Easter Eggs woven into it! It's a sweet bread made in the shape of a cross. Let me know if you would like this recipe. If I don't get back to this board in a timely manner (We're selling our house...ack!!), please feel free to e-mail me at [email protected] and I'll be glad to come back here and post it.
     
  4. isa

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    In Italy at Easter they served Colomba Pasquale also known as Easter Dove. It is a sweet bread somewhat similar to Panettone.
     
  5. lovesherfood

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    Cookies, yes thats it. I forget that we translate things a bit different. Yes something simple, but impressive. Have found a recipe for Colomba Pesquale thanks Isa, am going to give it a whirl. The whole Easter basket thing sounds interesting, thanks chiffonade and I would be delighted to get the recipe from you.

    If anyone has anymore ideas please keep them coming:D That would be lovely.