The Venetian Zaeti, also called Zaletti, are a typical kind of cookies of the Venetian cooking tradition and dry pastries.
The Zaeti are cookies made of cornmeal and raisin and they have a round and rhombus shape. The cornmeal plays an important role in the recipe, because it gives the cookies its name: “zaeti” comes from the dialectal term “zalò”, which means yellow. Although it is a poor recipe, the ingredients are quite rich starting from the raisin, which is let to soak in grappa, butter, egg and sugar. The tradition states that you can eat the Zaeti at the end of the meal with some wine or liquor or a tasty cream of mascarpone.
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