Being a good Sicilian girl from the 60's it's a must to go out a buy a pound or two of Ossa di Mortu (or Bones of The Dead). They might sound unappealing but they bring back fond memories for me of happier times. My kids aren't "crazy" about them but neither was I at their age. It's more about tradition and Nov 2 "All Souls Day". There's only one place around here that I know of that still makes them the way I remember and that's good old Fisichelli's Pastry Shop. It seems the ones that they make now aren't as hard as I remember as a child and of course they had a variety of molds not just the diamond shape you see in the photos.They make other yummy goodies too! Anyway I thought I'd add this comment and a few photos. If anyone knows of any other bakery in this area that makes Ossa di Mortu let me know I'd love to try them.
Fisichelli's Pastry Shop
55 Union St, Lawrence, MA 01840