Little Wine Cookies / Biscottini al Vino
MAKES 6 1/2 to 7 DOZEN
One of the most familiar treats in the Nannini Pastry Shop display cases are mounds of crispy sugared strips called cenci, which we made at home and called rags, but cenci sounds more elegant. These randomly cut pieces of orange or lemon scented dough were fried and then coated in confectioner’s sugar. In Tuscany at Carnivale time this sweet treat is made everywhere and everyone has their fill before the austere Lenten season of denial begins. A pasta machine is perfect for thinning the dough.
This recipe was featured on Season 13 - Episode 1321.
If I want to freeze half the dough, do I make the shapes first and freeze them on a tray, or can I freeze the ball of dough and use later?