These are the biscuits of my childhood and bring so many nice memories to me.
At a time when chocolate was a luxury in Italy, these big biscuits made with simple ingredients and boiled eggs were the most traditional treats for big and small during Easter time. Today they are also popular but not as much as in the past being chocolate eggs the treat everyone looks for. However I love to keep traditions alive and pass them over to my kids and that’s why we even did a cook-along about them.
These biscuits can be made into different shapes like baskets called “panarieddhru” or bells called “campanaru”. I’ve made them into the traditional basket shape as well as in a more 2021 kids friendly shape like a bunny! They are called “cuddhura cu l’ou” because they are pastries decorated with a hard-boiled egg. The recipe for cuddhura cu l'ou always includes an odd number of decorative hard-boiled eggs; you can prepare just one big one or, like I did, have fun creating different shapes.