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Another Little Pastry

A 16th century Italian Recipe.

Romoli, Domenico: La Singolare Dottrina Di M. Domenico Romoli... (Gio. Battista Bonfadino, Venetia, 1593)

V.116.191v. Altra sorte di pastadelle. (Another sort of little pastry.)

Make the same paste of sugar and almonds as above, and put it in a little pot1 with three ounces of ground cinnamon, and rose water as you see fit, so that they can hold, then thinly roll out the pastry, including the sugar and the rose water, and make it in the shape of this pastry of spread rounds, enfolding this mixture, and work it round as you would like, and put it in the oven as for the ciambelle, and when it will be cooked, have a little ladle of fine sugar, and rose water which has been given two stamps, and drop the pastries one by one in this water, and put them on a plate with sugar and cinnamon over.

1. Technically a cellar, the term is "cantinella".