Knead all ingredients well together and put the dough in the fridge
for half an hour. Make a roll of the dough and cut it into slices. Put
these cookies on a greased baking tray and bake them 10-15 minutes at
February is the liturgical feast of Saint Peter, who has a chair
in the St Peter's chapel in
Rome. Centuries ago, in Europe agricultural laborers would change
jobs on this day and drink wine and eat cookies like these with their
new employers. Click on
culinary calendar for more links between cooking and historical
Put the semolina together
with the baking powder, 1/2 cup of olive oil and 1/2 cup of water. Knead
well; add some Oil if needed. Allow the dough to rest half an hour.
Puree the dates with the remaining oil, the orange rind, the cinnamon
and 3 tablespoons of hot water. Divide the dough in two and roll out
each piece to a rectangle. Make to rolls out of the date mixture, with
the length of the dough, and put them on the dough; roll the dough up.
Cut cookies and leave them for an hour. Deep fry them at 180 degrees
Celsius until golden brown.