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Alchermes, the taste of the holidays

12 Dec 2012

It is the smell and taste of my childhood days, when my grandmothers would gather around the “spianatoia”, the pastry board, and make “ciambellini rossi” and “salami arrotolati”, the traditional biscuits from our village covered in alchermes and sugar and a sponge-cake roll with alchermes and confectioner’s sugar.