Zaleti

Venetian Cornmeal Diamonds

Preparation info

  • Makes

    3 dozen

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Great Italian Desserts

By Nick Malgieri

Published 1990

  • About

Another wonderful cornmeal biscuit, this time from Venice. Zaleti are to be found in all the Venetian pastry shops and are popular in one form or another in all of northeastern Italy.

Although there are some large zaleti, they are a little rich, and I prefer to make small ones. The Venetians pronounce the name “sah-HET-ee.”