October 24, 2013

Venice, Italy. October, 2012

Let others search out the Holy Grail. I was hot on the track of the holy grail of Venetian cornmeal diamonds, aka zaleti. I didn’t need to look far, for these cookies were in every bakery and pastry shop we looked in. But the one we stopped in, the fabled Rosa Salva, had these excellent examples. Dotted with currants and much larger and and softer than the ones I make regularly at home (from my friend Nick’s recipe), they nonetheless provided a reward, not only in taste, but also in the triumphant conclusion of our search.

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