Easter Baking – Pupa Con L’Uova (Italian Easter Cookies) by Marianna Santangelo Vitale

Easter Baking – Pupa Con L’Uova (Italian Easter Cookies)

I love this time of year when winter ends and spring begins. There is such a sense of renewal and hope.  It has warmed up earlier than normal many plants are in full bloom and the spring flowers are opening every morning.

Easter is just around the corner.  Every year I have an Easter cookie tradition that is a pleasing reminder of days gone by, baking pupa con l’uovo. It can be a sweet yeast bread that is braided around colored eggs or it can be a cookie dough braided around the egg. My Sicilian mother made these every year.

It is a wonderful combination that smells so good and tastes great. My favorite part is icing the cookies and topping  them with various sprinkles, such as little chocolate eggs, marshmellow bunnies  or non-pareils.

Pupa Con L’Uova

4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 sticks of butter
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
Moisten with about 1/3 cup of milk

Blend butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla.  slowly add the four and baking powder and milk to bring dough together. Let dough rest in the fridge for an hour.

Icing
1 c. powdered sugar
1-2 Tbsp. milk
1/2 tsp anise, almond or lemon extract…..optional

In mixer combine butter and sugar. add the eggs. Combine flour, baking powder and add one cup at a time until you have a soft dough that is easy to handle. Break off a baseball-size piece of dough and form into a disk;  then form a double twist with the ends and wrap around egg. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet  Bake at 375 degrees for about 25 minutes until firm and pale golden, but not brown. Cool on rack. Combine icing ingredients and whisk until smooth. Use a silicon pastry brush to brush cookies with icing, then sprinkle with non-pareils. You can adjust the flavor of the dough with combinations like almond and orange, or lemon and vanilla if desired. Makes about 12 cookies

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Bocce for Bambini

Saturday, April 27, 2019
11:00am – 5:00pm
Bow-chee or botch-ee? However you pronounce it, the Bocce for Bambini event at Milo’s Tavern on the Hill is a wonderful opportunity to give back and have fun! Join the STL Champions for Children, CMN St. Louis’ Young Professionals Board, for a bocce ball tournament and happy hour. Thirty-two (32), four (4) person teams will compete head-to-head in a bracket style tournament for a chance to win big for the kids.

Funds raised will stay local, benefiting St. Louis Children’s Hospital and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.
Don’t want to play but still want to come out and support a good cause? Come spectate for a suggested donation of $10! We’d love to have you!

click here for tickets

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Cardinals Italian Heritage Day at Cards vs Astros 7-28-2019 at 1:15 pm

Italian Heritage Day at Busch Stadium
St. Louis Cardinals vs Houston Astros

July 28, 2019 
Game Time is 1:15 pm
Seats are located in sections  333 and 334
comes with Jumbo Hot Dog and Soda

Tickets $25 each  (face value $47)

Promotion: MV3 Triple Bobblehead

On Sunday, July 28th, 30,000 fans ages 16 and older will take home the first ever Cardinals triple bobblehead, courtesy of Coca-Cola & Dierbergs! This very unique item will honor the “MV3” trio of Scott Rolen, Jim Edmonds and Albert Pujols, who all finished top five in the 2004 National League MVP race! | Presented By Coca-Cola & Dierbergs | 30,000 fans, ages 16 and older

Ticket will be sent via US Mail within 10 days of payment.

You can also mail checks to:

Ciao St Louis
2413 Boardwalk Place
St. Louis MO 6312

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The Hill House Tour

We are excited to have another House Tour this year as last year was an amazing achievement! Thank you to homeowners, sponsors, volunteers, and the whole community.

Sponsors:
• Funds raised through advertisement paid for the printing of the tour book/ticket last year, and along with ticket sales contributed a significant amount toward the Hill Neighborhood Center.
• Six hundred ticket holders plus their personal networks will see your 2019 ad.
• Inexpensive advertising prices range from $25-$100 (due April 5th).
• Individuals are also welcome to purchase a space in support of the House Tour. Please contact The Hill Neighborhood Center for more information. Volunteers: The glue that holds it together! Please consider volunteering.
• We will need dozens of people on the day of the tour as well as on a few small projects before. We’ll keep you posted.
• You can also ‘sign up’ anytime at The Hill Neighborhood Center, phone and email below.

The Hill Neighborhood Center
1935 Marconi Ave
St. Louis MO 63110 314-260-9162

HillNeighborhoodCenter@gmail.com Ticket sales begin April 22, 2019

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