This is a very special Christmas episode that is dedicated to our family member Pina Maietta, who left us too early. We celebrate her in this episode by doing what she would have been doing at this time of the year. Getting together with family and friends in the kitchen baking delicious Italian holiday treats.
You’ll hear in this episode, though, that holiday baking is about more than the treats. It’s really about the people and the conversations that go on around the counter and the oven while those treats are being made. So this episode is mostly those conversations, and a lot of Italian American kitchen background noise. We think you’ll enjoy it…
You can scroll down for photos of our baking gathering, the treats, and the recipes.
Buon Natale to you and your family from The Italian American Podcast hosts and our families…
5 cups of flour
1 cup of sugar
2 sticks of butter at room temperature
3 eggs at room temperature
1 package of Paneangeli
Form flour into a bowl, with a hole in the center. Place sugar, butter, and eggs in center hole. Beat together. Add the package of Paneangeli, slowly working flour into the hole and the mixture. When a dough is formed, cut it into quarters, and roll out one quarter at a time to about a 1/4 inch thickness. You will need one sheet in the bottom of the pan form, and one for the top (like any pie).