La Tavola della mia Famiglia:  Brutti ma Buoni

Sunday, October 24, 2010

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One of the things I love about native Italians is that they say what they mean, and they don’t mince words.  Take these cookies, for instance.  They’re called Brutti ma Buoni, which means “ugly, but good”.  Don’t you love it?  These unassuming, delicate little puffs of meringue studded with nuts and in this case,  chocolate, are kind of ugly.  But at the same time, they are crunchy, chewy and downright delicious.

These cookies were on the menu at my last cooking class and as my students were “oohing” and “aahing” over them, it hit me that I had never shared them with all of you before.  And, what a crying shame it is, because not only were they one of my childhood favorites, but they are also super easy to make.

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