Foreign Exchange Student Reception
Last week we had a delightful evening visit with the Mellen High School Foreign Exchange students and their host families. This annual event is sponsored by the Friends of Our Wonderful Library/FOWL and hosted by Friend, Sara Schultz. Students: Finn Scheiber, Germany is staying with the Tom & Terry Jokinen family; Hawa Bah, Mali is staying with the Craig & Kris Michel family; Riccardo Mineo, Italy is staying with the Ken & Denise Lutz family; and Jhandy Quizhpe, Dominican Republic is staying with the Glenn & Melinda Colver family. They shared information about their individual home country's celebrations, their favorite foods and their thoughts on snow.
Riccardo Mineo shared his Pizzottelle Recipe which was served at our gathering:
Dough: Flour (500 g/4 cups); Warm Water (300 ml/1 1/4 cup) No too hot!!; Salt (1 tsp); Sugar (2 tsp); Yeast (7 g/A packet of yeast is typically 7 g. When measuring from bulk yeast it is 2 ¼ tsp.); Oil (2 Tbl); Tomato Sauce with Oregano, and Parmesan Put in the mixing bowl flour and salt, mix all together and then add sugar and yeast, mix. Add water slowly until the dough is elastic and soft. Finally add oil and mix. Store in a warm area, keep there at least 2 or 3 hours. Make 24 small dough balls and raise 1/2 hour. Fry dough balls in vegetable oil. Garnish with tomato sauce and Parmesan on top.
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