Monday, November 9, 2009

Almond bones ( ossa dei morti)



These are almond filled pastries. November is the month of the dead and these are shaped to symbolize dead. Also known in Italian 'Osso di morto'. These are found through the month of November. These consist of pastry filled with a mixture of ground almonds and decorated with some royal icing. I made about 150 so far and still receiving requests for these. Next year these will look much better since I just bought a bone shaped cookie cutter. They'll be all the same size and shape :)

I also made a huge bone (if you can call it like that) for my boyfriend. It still vanished in a few days. :)

11 comments:

booksandbakes said...

These look incredible! Where does the tradition come from?
Rosie of BooksAndBakes

Anncoo said...

This is so cute!

anchan said...

Oooh, a bone even a vegetarian like me can munch on!

Emily said...

Ooooh spooky and delicious!

Hey, and the captcha is "boningly." How funny is that?

sorbyy said...

Bellissimi, veramenti ottima ricettina!!

Betty said...

ma sai che io non li ho mai fatti?? dovrò provarli prima o poi, brava Nat, baciii.

Adam said...

These are fun little treats. I thought they were Halloween type leftovers, but I can have fun with bones anyday... its even job related for me :)

CookiePie said...

So cute!!!

casasplendente said...

Ciao è da un pò che non passo sul tuo Blog ma come vedo ci proponi sempre dolci favolosi ;-)

Baci

andrea matranga said...

ho visto tutto il tuo blog..complimenti la fantasia e il buon gusto non ti mancano

Fin-ish Me Cupcakes said...

tell us more about this tradition. SOunds reaslly interesting!