Balanzoni, Gratifico

These take their name from the Bolognese mask of Dr Balanzone. 

Once they were eaten during Carnival. Balanzoni pasta, and the Dr Balanzoni mask, are both shapely and rounded, like typical Bolognese cooking, an expression of excellence and abundance. They are also called "mad tortelli", because they are a special combination of the filling used for tortellini with the ricotta of classical tortelloni.