I found the recipe in my dog-eared Marcella Hazan cookbook, Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking.
My mother wasn't wild about the soup...so I kept tinkering. I added ham and lots of Tabasco. :-) And I cooked long-grain white rice. The guys came in from the game, chilled to the bone, and finished off the soup.
Mixing ironstone is too much fun.
I decided to make a figural bread--can you guess what it is? Hint: it has a curly tail.
Actually, I'd intended to shape mice bread--but I couldn't do it. Gradually the dough acquired a snout, and I thought, "Ah, a pig!" I added ears, and a curly tail. Then it morphed into my mother's dog. So I'm calling them Dogpigs.
The teeny one in front is a sort of ladybug. :-)
Bark or oink?
The inspiration for the bread was found at
Once In A Blue Moon. Jain made an adorable--and edible--ladybug, using canned bread dough that can be found in the dairy case.
The sun came out just for an instant.
Then it faded...
Here's a closer look at the napkin.
I'm down to four fleur de lis glasses, so Ebay here I come.