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Neapolitan cookie
Neapolitaine al italienne (Neapolitan sandwich cookie, using pastry dough, filled with jam; frosted)
Originated from: Naples, Campania, Italy
Occasion: Any time & special times
Contributed by: Taken from "Two Hundred Recipes for Making Desserts, Including French Pastries" by Olive M. Hulse (1912)

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Leaf Paste (pastry dough)
a pound of butter, chilled
a pound of flour

For filling
jelly or jam



For Leaf Paste

drain a pound of butter and chill it with ice. Rub with a quarter of this a pound of flour, pouring in water enough to form a stiff paste.

Lay it away for a quarter of an hour.

Dredge the table lightly with flour, lay

the paste on it, and roll it square.

Similarly roll out the butter remaining, lay it in and on the centre of the paste, the edges of which should be brought back over the butter and enclose it well.

Roll the whole to the thickness of a quarter of an

inch and fold it into three layers. It has now had one turn.

Fold it again into three layers and roll it the second time, but in the contrary direction. It has now had two turns. Leave it for fifteen minutes and give it two turns more, and

after a second quarter of an hour give it the two final turns. More than six turns are unnecessary.

Cover the paste with cloth and lay it away in a cold place until needed.

For Neapolitaine cookie

Take enough leaf paste for one pie.

Roll it In a sheet half an inch thick, and cut into strips

three inches by one and a half.

Bake in a quick oven.

When cold, spread half the strips with jelly or jam, and put the others on top.

Cover with frosting.


The recipe in this entry was taken from "Two Hundred Recipes for Making Desserts, Including French Pastries" by Olive M. Hulse. It was published by The Hopewell Press in 1912 in Chicago, U.S.A. For the complete copyright-free cookbook visit www.archive.org.... Photo: Mary Melfi.

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