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In Your Easter Basket: Cookies! by Mary Ann Esposito

March 27, 2013

Mandorlini del Ponte are meringue cookies loaded with almonds that I enjoyed at Bar Centro Storico in Ferrara and according to Ennio Occhiali, the bar's owner, these are heirloom cookies of the area that are no longer made at home. Mandorlini del Ponte takes its name from a bridge in the port town of Pontelagoscuro, which loosely translated means bridge of the dark lake. Take care when making these cookies; they should be dry and crackly, a texture that is achieved by whipping the egg whites in a bowl over simmering water.

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