Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 9:35 PM
Subject: Looking for a recipe
Hi! My name is Wendy. Back in December 2012, I made a recipe I labeled as
biscotti treccia. It was made with lard AND shortening. I shaped them in a
twist (hence the Italian word for twist/braid 'treccia') and then iced them
on a cooling rack. The icing had a hint of lemon rind in it, and I believe
it had a little bit of milk and powdered sugar.
I cannot find the recipe anywhere, and I'm pretty computer savvy.
It was an amazingly light cookie, very delicate with just a hint of lemon
due to the icing. It was a beautiful flavor, to say the least.
Please see the picture attached and let me know what you think. I've heard
Anginetti, Tarallucci, Italian Bow Cookies, wedding, Christmas, Easter you
name it I've heard the combo. This picture came from my Facebook page and I
labeled it as biscotti treccia.
Can you help?
I'll be happy to help. Please provide additional information, if possible:
Where did you get the original recipe in 2012? On the Internet? Do you
recall anything about the website on which you found it?
You say you posted the photo on your Facebook Page. Did you post the recipe
on your Facebook page at that time as well? Is that same Facebook page still
active? Have you searched back through the older posts?
The language that you use - "I made a recipe I labeled as 'biscotti
treccia'" - seems to convey uncertainty about the actual name of the recipe.
Are you unsure that "biscotti treccia" was the original name of the recipe?
There is a similar looking cookie called "biscotti treccine" or "biscotti a
la treccine." "Treccine" means "pigtails," and these cookies are twists,
too, and their images look similar to your picture. Have you done a Google
search and a Google image search on both "biscotti treccia" and on
"biscotti treccine?" You might find it that way. Most of the recipes that I
saw with either name were in Italian, so you'll have to use the translate
feature in Google.
There is a great site for Italian cookies on which you might find something
helpful here: Italy Revisited
Check the section called "cookies without nuts."
Thank you for getting back to me. I've checked my Facebook page and I have it labeled as
biscotti treccia but no recipe listed. I use google all the time- I've done extensive
research on the internet.
I appreciate the extra thoughts on doing research on things like biscotti ala treccine but
I keep seeing the same trend that biscotti ala treccine ingredients include ricotta cheese
and this recipe that I've been searching for does not. The recipe, from memory, has shortening
and lard, sugar and lemon rind in the icing. The treccine versions I viewed didn't have icing.
My husband is Sicilian and he speaks some Italian and his parents are fluent so I'm lucky but
I can use google translate for the most part too.
I've checked Italy revisited website but I did not check 'cookies without nuts' so I'm on my
way to find it!
Ps. I've tried asking my mother in law but she doesn't make desserts only pasta, sausage,
meatballs, marinara & a sauce. Limited in menu but flavorful and simple.
I will continue my search with your suggestions but if you ever come across shortening and
lard in a biscotti treccia, send it my way! I will even make some and send them to you!
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2016 10:26 PM
Subject: Piccadilly recipe
Swiss steak and that awesome gravy they put on it!
Sorry, I could not find Piccadilly's Swiss Steak recipe or their gravy recipe.
Piccadilly's menu - Piccadilly Menu
- describes it as: "Steak braised to tender perfection, served in a rich sauce."
I have no idea what the "rich sauce is."
I do have their recipe for their "chicken fried steak", but not the Swiss.
The gravy on the chicken fried steak is "cream or brown gravy."
Sorry, I don't have those recipes, either.
I'll post this for reader input.
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2016 11:54 AM
In the 1940's Cushmans bakery in Penn Station made an incredible Crumpet. Is there a recipe anywhere?
Thanks for any help, Jane
Sorry, No success with this. Iíll post it for reader input.