Friday, April 4, 2014

Pastiera- An Easter Italian Dessert

The Pastiera Napoletana is a wonderful, 
flavorful dessert eaten at Easter time in Naples (Italy) area.

I love this dessert.
 It is made from a very special and old recipe which has two very particular ingredients which make it such a unique dessert: 
 orange  blossom water and 

cooked wheat. 

Also used in the recipe are ricotta cheese, 
candid fruit and a classic short pastry called pasta frolla.
 Making the tart does non require any great ability, but does require just a little time and patience.
In my opinion well worth it. 
I made this while my mom was here.

Here is a site where you can read more about it, and find the recipe as well. 
I made it from an Italian recipe, but this one is very similar to mine, and has already the ingredients/steps in English.


Happy Easter,
Daniela

10 comments:

Carla from The River said...

Yummy. I would love for you to send me a slice. :-)
Thank you for sharing.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

That looks and sounds yummy Daniela!!

Kelly said...

That looks good! I bet you enjoyed cooking in the kitchen with your mom during her visit.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It looks incredible! Enjoy your weekend my friend! Hugs!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
THANK you for the soaking tip as I've been cooking wheatberries for years to use them in salads in the summer but no American recipe did mention the soaking...
Such a healthy food, glad we can find it in Atlanta!
Your Mom will have been thrilled to see her daughter prepare this on the other side of the the ocean.
This is in a way similar to a pie we have in my Province where rice is used with cream.
Hugs,
Mariette

NanaDiana said...

I have never had this, Dani! Ir sounds absolutely wonderful. I love that you share these precious recipes with us. Hope you are doing okay this week now that your family has gone home- xo Diana

must love junk said...

This looks delicious!
Susan

Heather @ The Beating Hearth said...

I would totally give this a try. :) Wheatberries? I can handle it.

Dee Lapin said...

That does look yummy! I will be eating plenty of leg of lamb for Easter.

Vivre Shabby Chic said...

Uh so good!
Nice to read you... Carla.
Hugs