Mention of rendering lard in another thread reminded me that I've been
searching on and off for years for a recipe for a cookie that uses
rendered fat from ??a sheep?, lamb? goat? ?????.
I had the cookies 40 years ago cooked by a lady who I think was of
eastern European heritage. They were 'S' shaped, melt in your
mouth morsels. She mentioned that the unusual flavor was from
Ring any bells?
This time my Google searches turned up the term 'Esse di Raveo' for an
S-shaped biscuit- but I can't find a recipe.
Take a cup of Kerrygold Pure Irish butter (not just any old butter) at
room temperature and whisk it with a cup of powder (not granular)
sugar until it is white in color at which time add flour until it is
just barely hard enough to form. First form sticks and them form the
sticks into an S shape. Place on baking tray and bake at 325
fahrenheit until they are a light yellow in color. Do not rush it.
Remove from oven, wait to cool and serve. You can find the butter at
Vons or Pavilions.
Y'know- that *could* be it. Talk about serendipitous accidents.<g>
It could have been the butter she couldn't find- not the fat.
No Vons or Pavillions in my neck of the woods-- I see it is also at
Trader Joes and Costco but they are also several hours away. I do
have a Sam's and a Shoprite nearby- I'll try them.
Where it is supposed to be for anyone who might wonder-
Do you use salted or unsalted?
Thanks- Even if it isn't the cookie- I'm looking forward to trying
I posted the original to the wrong newsgroup- but felt it only fair to
tell Molly I tried her recipe.
[so it took me a month to get a round toit-- it was worth the wait]
I found the Kerrygold in the cheese display at Samsclub. These
were super nice butter cookies- but not the flavor I remember.
[someone mentioned goose fat & I'm going to start looking for it-- I
might just do the same cookie with other fats]
I don't know how much my interpretation resembled yours- I only ended
up using 1 1/2 cups of flour. Made ropes about 3/4" in diameter, and
cut them about 4" long. Only made 22 cookies-- but I think I'll
only eat 1/2 a cookie at a time because I'm really trying to eat
Took 23minutes to brown them up.
Thank you-- We will be making them again.
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