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Scalille (Italian Fried Little Latters)



  •     3 eggs
  •     1 tablespoon oil
  •     1 tablespoon sugar
  •     1 to 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract (or anise extract)
  •     1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  •     1 teaspoon baking powder
  •     approximately 3 cups all purpose flour
  •     1 to 2 cups honey


Step 1: Mix eggs, oil vanilla, lemon peel and sugar. 

Step 2: Make a well with flour. Pour wet ingredients into center and gradually work in.  Add enough flour to make a stiff dough. Let dough rest for 20 minutes.

Step 3: Roll dough, cut and form into ladders. 

Step 4: Deep fry in oil until golden.

Step 5: Dip cookies in honey while still warm.


Making these for my Grandaugther 's Wedding

Thank you I now know how to spell the Christmas cookie of my childhood and have a recipe. (Also found recipe for Turdilli.) Mothers family "Scutetta" - From: Castiglione Cosentino. Fathers family "Lucia" - from Serrastretta. My wife is an Ottaviano and she remembers the multi-colored covered nuts in your Scalille photo.

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