In Response to Re: DRYING PEPPERS:
In Response to DRYING PEPPERS : Marie, You brought back some great memories of my Dad and our heritage. He would do the same thing with hot pepppers which then would be used during the year, fried with olive oil and salt and added to our individual dishes of soup, lentil in particular, and eaten with Italian bread. You could keep it from being too hot by not using the seeds. Some of the pepper would get moldy which I think might have been because the seeds inside were too moist, but still worth trying. They also needed to be hung where the air could dry them.
Posted by Angela F
ANGELA F -IS THIS THE RECIPE YOU WERE LOOKING FOR?
posted at 3/7/2011 12:44 AM EST
Angela: You had asked for a recipe for a pastry that had chocolate and some other ingredients and was deep fried. I had given a recipe for canoli; but I'm wondering if possibly this is the recipe you were looking for. Didn't know how to bring it to your attention other than doing it this way.
I made a recipe like this with my grandmother when I was a little girl. Never got her recipe. However years ago I purchased the Ellis Island Immigrant Cookbook and it had the recipe in it. I will type it for you. Let me know if this is what you are looking for.
RAVIOLI DULCI (SWEET RAVIOLIS)
1 3/4 cups unbleached flour
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons dry white wine
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 egg yolks
Mix all together, forming a ball and place under a covered bowl for l/2 hour, then roll out thin and using a round cutter (my grandmother and I used a glass), cut out circular discs.
8 chestnuts boiled and peeled
l/4 cup almonds
2 tablespoons honey
1 square melted, unsweetened chocolate
1 tablespoon each grated lemon rind and orange rind
2 tablespoons candied citron
l/2 teaspoon each, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla
Mix thoroughly in food processor (we did not use a food processor. they were not around then.)Fill the center of the circular disc with a full teaspoon of filling mixture. Fold side to other side in a half moon shape and press sides together to seal. Fry in very hot oil, drain on
towels. After cooling sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Enjoy with strong coffee, either demitasse or expresso.
I hope this helps. I hope you see this. I was afraid that if I put it with your original question, that you might not go back to it and not see it.
Hope no one gets offended that I did it this way.
Angela: I had posted this back on March 7th in Beginners and Advice and also recently sent you a message, but have not heard from you. Please let me know if this is what you were looking for. My grandmother and I used to make these long long ago.