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Dolceacqua & Apricale -The Riviera dei Fiori

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Dolceacqua & Apricale -The Riviera dei Fiori


The story of michetta:



The Marquis Doria sent a young bride who refused to give herself to him to prison to die. The population of Dolceacqua rose up and forced the Marquis Doria (1364) to stop this abuse of power and on the 16 of August there is a festival to celebrate the event.  The women of the village created the “michetta” to celebrate this occasion.  It is now the symbol of love and freedom. Michetta are small sweetbreads similar to a raised doughnut.



http://turosdolci.wordpress.com/2010/06/12/dolceacqua-apricale-the-riviera-dei-fiori/


 



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hanseata

I copied your recipe and will try it. We just travelled to Positano/Italy, had the most wonderful pastry in a 200 year old pasticcheria in Amalfi - and I'm yearning for another of those lemon cream filled mille feuilles pastries... (alas, no recipe!).

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turosdolci

Thank you for your comment.  I don't have a recipe but it sure sounds good. If I ever find it I'll post it.