Sospiri: Tiny Italian Pastries to Celebrate Columbus Day More

The following is an excerpt from Rosetta Costantino's Southern Italian Desserts: Rediscovering the Sweet Traditions of Calabria, Campania, Basilicata, Puglia, and Sicily (Ten Speed Press, © 2013). Biting into one of these cream-filled glazed pastries inevitably elicits a sigh, the meaning of sospiri. They might remind you of a whoopie pie, their two cake layers bonded by…