I have a recipe that I would love to share with you. It is a very traditional Italian Easter cake called “Cuzzupa“. This recipe was my great-grandmother Sofia’s and originated from Calabria in Italy. It is baked with Anise seeds (licorice flavor) and made into a braided wreath or nest with colored sprinkles on top of the cakes. The consistency is a cake type of dough not bread and the anise flavor adds a very distinct taste to them. We had a large kitchen and we would prepare for baking day with a large wooden board that we used to roll out our dough and create our special cakes and cookies for special holidays through out the year. This antique pastry board was passed down through the years which I have inherited to create my own delectable sweet treats. As I roll out my dough, I think back to a simpler time. The smells in the kitchen would always give me that warm and toasty feeling. It was a feeling of love, family, and food. Food was and still is a big part of my family.
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With this recipe you can make nests, dolls, cutout cookies, or any shape you wish. There is really no yield as it depends on the size of your shapes. This is a great recipe to have your children help as well. Just have fun and enjoy! Come and stop by my blog at: http://www.familyplusfoodequalslove-dottie.blogspot.com