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Italian Easter Cake - Pastiera Napoletana

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Cosmopolita

Italian Easter Cake - Pastiera Napoletana

Do you know this cake?
I thought thant you would like to have the original recipe so I have also translated in english language.

You can find the recipe here:
http://www.croce-delizia.blogspot.com/2009/04/la-pastiera-napoletana.html


 


La pastiera napoletana

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ques2008

That was so nice of you to provide the English version.  What would be the equivalent of wheat grains in North America?  Would wheat germ do it?


And how did you make the stripes on the pie?  Is there a special technique?  Thanks again for sharing.

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trailrunner

the colors are what appears when you cross the pastry over the filling. What you are seeing is the browner filling showing through. The grains are Cream of Wheat that you can get in the grocery, also known as farina. I hope this helps...in case the posted does not check back...c

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ques2008

Thanks, Caroline.  You're right!  The poster actually replied. :)

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Cosmopolita

This is the weat grain.


http://www.capriflavors.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=81&products_id=589&zenid=6c244ce2b32609f28e780cd1e9f7c067


In Italy it's sold in cans like those shown in photos.


If you want is possible to have the same resul starting from the grain dry but it's a very long procedure.


The stripes were made with short pastry.


Sorry for my bad English.

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ques2008

thank you so much for answering back.  i will see if that's available here.  montreal has a Little Italy district and we have a large Italian population.


That pie really looks so good!

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Nancy Corbin

I have been looking for a cake my great aunt would make for Easter and this might be it.  However, her's had a large grain kernal in it, about the size of a navy bean.  They were soft so they were either cooked or soaked in something. Any suggestions?