Zalti (Cornmeal, Pine Nut and Raisin Cookies)

 

Zalti (Cornmeal, Pine Nut and Raisin Cookies)

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Zaleti, a rustic type of cookie once served only during the Carnival season, are now available year round. ”.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb cornmeal

  • 1/2 lb all-purpose flour

  • 1 pinch baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 3 ½ oz sugar

    5 oz butter

  • 2 eggs

  • 3 oz raisins, soaked in warm water

  • 2 ½ oz pine nuts

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • Lemon zest, grated

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix the cornmeal, flour, salt and baking powder together.

With an electric mixer beat the butter and sugar together. Beat in the eggs, one at a time.

Add the flour mixture and beat until smooth. Add the drained raisins, pine nuts, milk, grated lemon zest and vanilla and mix well.

With your hands, shape the mixture into small oval cakes about 3.2 inches long. Place them onto a lightly buttered baking sheet.

Bake for 15-20 minute. The baking time can vary according to the size of the “zaleti”.