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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A Sweet Bow To Tradition

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Though in Italy they’re traditionally eaten at Easter, for producer Lynn Menegon’s family, “sweet bows,” or Farfallette Dolci, have become a Christmas staple.

Last year, Lynn’s 81 year-old mother Lea showed her how to make the crunchy, fried confections and gave us the recipe!

The sweet bows are such a family treat that Lea used to try to hide the finished bows in a box in the dishwasher so that they wouldn’t all be eaten at once.

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