This week I am on the East Coast visiting family.
I am here for my grandmother's 90th birthday party. And I have to admit, I feel a little like a fish out of water. I have gotten so used to living in Los Angeles that coming back home is a little of a cultural shock. But, it's great to reconnect and one way to do that is through food!
And yes, I am eating a few too many whoopie pies and Sicilian treats, but as you will read on my Bold and Beautiful blog, I am working out to make sure I keep my figure. (it should be up sometime today, click here to see it)
So because I am home and around my huge and very loud Sicilian family, it seems totally appropriate to post a recipe! Afterall, don't you want to know what I am eating? I know this is a departure from my blog norm, but... oh well.
Sicilian "S" Cookies
My Great Great Grandmother, Concetta, lived in Militello, Sicily with her daughter Sebastiana when she taught her the “S” cookies recipe. In 1905 the recipe was brought to America by Sebastiana and later taught to her daughter, Josephine, (my grandmother that's turning 90!) who gave it to her daughter, Dolores (my mom), who in turn gave it to her children (I'm one of them!).
This is the recipe written by my grandmother's handwriting...her instructions are brief to say the least. To make the "S" shape just roll the dough in your hands. And any shape works, so get creative, if you like! Let me know how it turns out. And don't forget the powdered sugar! That really makes the cookie...