Orelletes

Deep-Fried Anis Pastries

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

MoVida Rustica

By Frank Camorra and Richard Cornish

Published 2009

  • About

JUST DOWN THE ROAD FROM THE RUINS OF THE CARTHUSIAN PRIORY AT SCALA DEI IS A LITTLE SHOP RUN BY AN IRREPRESSIBLY HAPPY LADY CALLED NEUS. SHE SELLS HER EXCELLENT OIL AND HER HUSBAND’S VI RANCI (SHERRY-LIKE WINE) AND VINS DOLÇOS (MUSCAT-LIKE WINE). TRADITIONALLY YOU ALWAYS HAD A BOTTLE OF THIS NEAR THE FRONT DOOR OF THE HOME,’ SHE SAID. YOU’D POUR A GLASS FOR THE VISITING PRIEST OR DOCTOR AND OFFER THEM SOME NUTS OR SOME PASTRY.’ SHE OFFERED ME SOME OF HER PASTRIES — ORELLETE