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Sweet Shavout Tortelli

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Category: Holiday, Desserts, Italian

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Ricotta; drained for several
  • -hours or overnight
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 1/4 c Sugar
  • 3 tb Sugar
  • 2 tb Candied citron peel;minced
  • 2 tb Pine nuts
  • 1/2 ts Vanilla extract
  • 2 c Flour, unbleached
  • 1/2 ts -salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 tb Oil, vegetable
  • 2 tb Rum or brandy
  • 1/2 ts Lemon extract


"Toward the end of our Odyssey as escapees from the Nazis, my two brother,
my sister and myself made a stop at a farm with the usual trepidation;
would they give us shelter or turn us into the Fascists? They welcomed us.
One of the their children was celebrating First Communion and they were
delighted to share the happy event with us. In fact,as if we were part of
the family, we helped in the preparations. They had very little sugar,
which they had saved from before the war and asked us to make one of our
desserts with it. It was near Shavout and we thought of Tortelli Dolci.
Some of the ingredients were missing, but they were delicious to anyway or
so it seemed to us at the time."

Combine the citron with 1 egg yolk, 3 Tbsp sugar, citron peel, pine nuts
and vanilla extract; mix well and set aside in refrigerator. Make a soft
dough with the flour, salt, eggs, the remaining egg yolk, 1/4 cup sugar,
vegetable oil, rum and lemon extract. Knead for 3 minutes, then cover with
a clean towel and let rest for five minutes. With a rolling pin, roll very
thin. With a cookie cutter or with a glass, cut into disks, about 3 inches
in diameter. Place 1 Tbsp of the ricotta mixture over each disk. Fold each
disk in half and press the round edge with a fork to seal. Place on an
ungreased baking sheet and bake in preheated oven 400F oven for 15 minutes.
Serve before the filling make the pastry become soggy. Yields about 3 Dozen

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