Sweet bread "cookie" recipe from Sicily
Struggling with a 100 year old recipe that lists only flour, yeast, water, salt, sugar and lard as the ingredients. Directions are just as spare: 7 cups flour. Add 1 cup sugar and salt. Blend in 1 lb lard as you would a pie dough. Proof 1 cake of yeast and use up to 2 1/2 cups of water in the dough. Let dough rest 1/2 hour. Shape cookies. Let rest overnight and bake at 350˚.
I loved my grandmother and my aunt who baked them after grandma was gone. Now it's my turn to bake them for my 90 year old dad, and 4 tries later, these 6 ingredients don't give me a well-raised "bread cookie."
I have no kneading instructions and no previous kneading experience. I could use some help. Dad's birthday is August 30th. Does anyone know this recipe. Thanks