BY ELENA MANCINI
One of my fondest Easter memories growing up Williamsburg, Brooklyn, were actually the days leading up to Easter and all of the treats that my mother, grandmother, aunts and family friends would exchange with each other’s families during Holy Thursday and Easter morning.
Staples among these were pizza rustica, Neapolitan Pastiera or Wheat pie–a recipe I have posted here in the past– and Anginetti cookies. Growing up, my Aunt Rita’s were always my favorite because she always added a hint of Anisette liqueur to her delicious lemon glaze. As with many nonne (Italian for grandmothers), her mastery is such that she would bake batches and batches of perfect Anginetti by counting on her ever unfailing eyeball measurements.
Happy Easter – Buona Pasqua!