Archive | December, 2011

Recipe Contest Winner !

17 Dec


Name: Ed Vallorani (Ballwin, MO)

Region of Origin: Campobasso, Italy

© 2011 PCIR Recipe Contest Winner

Ed Vallorani’s Gavazzoni Recipe

Passed down from his grandmother who has roots in Province Campobasso.


8oz. water
8oz. white wine
8oz. oil
5 cups flour

Mix well. Cover with plastic wrap. Let stand for 1 hour


5oz. toasted almonds
4oz. citron
8oz. mixed fruit
I can (1lb.) chickpeas

Grind each ingredient above separately and place in large bowl.

1 ½ cups sugar
12oz. peach preserves
12oz. grape preserves
½ TBS cinnamon
½ TBS nutmeg
1 ¾ sups Carnation instant chocolate malted milk
2 cups bread crumbs
1 ½ oz. whiskey

Place all in bowl with ground ingredients. Mix thoroughly.

  • Roll out dough. Cut into circles using a 3” diameter cutter.
  • Place 1/2 tablespoon of filling on each circle.
  • Fold over and press edges with floured fork to seal closure.
  • Prick top of cookie with fork.
  • Deep fry over medium-high heat for 4 minutes.
  • Drain on paper towels after frying

Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving

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