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Jul 10, 2012 03:57 PM

Old family treat called Bafana (?? Spelling)

Speaking of Italy, I am trying to recreate a cookie my late MIL used to make called bafana. It was the same base dough as a biscotti, but not as much flour, and perhaps just vanilla flavoring. The dough was rolled out and cut into whatever shape cutter available, but then it was topped with an egg white, ?sugar and walnut mix, and then baked. She came from Northern Italy, and I could never get the recipe exact. She and her sister also made a rice custard pie that was wonderful.
Any help here??
Thanks - Marie

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  1. La Befana is a sort of Christmas witch who gives presents to children, and Befana cookies are named for her. There seem to be a zillion versions on the internet. This one sounds kind of like yours: