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Make the sausage shapes thinner with the palms of your hand

As you go from town to town you will find versions of this snack covered with icing sugar, simply decorated with a boiled egg, or even filled. You can decorate them as you wish: with chocolate eggs, granulated sugar, coloured icing, or with various fillings. In every case they will be equally good.
In the ancient villages of Puglia, these Easter snacks were offered as a token of gratitude from the women to their menfolk. They are made during Holy Week, or possibly the week before. Its round shape is said to have bring good fortune and symbolizes the birth of new life. This sweet snack with its attached egg is also made in other regions outside Puglia. For example, we look up the ‘menih’ or ‘monk’ that is a traditional Easter sweet bread in Slovenia.