Jewish Cakes

in the
Venitian tradition
Maria Agostini


The recipes you will find in this book are somewhat different from those we are used to. These are Jewish cakes of the Venetian tradition, the recipes of which were handed down to the posterity from mother to doughter. I often made use of them, always meeting with great success. I was often requested to write down these recipes and many people wanted to know which relationship ties them to Jewish festivals. The present book represents my answer to such questions. These cakes are baken by the Venetian Jews on the occasion of the most important festivals. Nevertheless, thanks to their pleasants taste, they can be eaten all year round. I added the recipe of the Sabbath Bread, which is neither bread nor cake. This recipe may be used as base for other usages, as salty pastry, bread and soon.