Zaleti (Cormeal, pine nut and raisin cookies)
- ¾ lb cornmeal
- 3 ½ oz sugar
- ½ lb all-purpose flour
- 5 oz butter
- 3 oz raisins
- 2 ½ oz pine nuts
- 1 pinch baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk , fresh
- 1 pinch vanilla
- lemon zest , grated
Mix the two kinds of flour with the yeast, and the butter with sugar.
Add the raisins, previously soaked in warm water, the pine nuts, milk, grated lemon zest and vanilla, to make a stringing mixture.
With your hands, shape the mixture into small oval cakes about 3.2 inches long.
Place them onto a lightly buttered baking sheet in a hot oven.
Cooking time is generally 20-25 minutes, but it can vary according to the size of the “zaleti”.
Did you know that…
These cookies are called zaleti due to their yellow color? “Zaleti” means “little yellow things” in the Veneto dialect.