Merry Christmas from sunny Italy! I was really excited to find these very special Christmas treats here in Bari, in the south of Italy, so I made a short video so that I could share them with you. Like most dishes in Mediterranean cuisine, these sweets, called cartellate in Italian, are made with just a few simple ingredients, and best of all they are completely vegan!
And what better way to enjoy them than while sitting on the steps of the St. Nicholas Basilica on Christmas Day?!
And by the way, that's not a hungry monster about to bite off my head in the video. It's the shadow from a statue of a mythical beast on the façade of the basilica. We're in the dead of winter, so you know, shadows can look rather long and...menacing.