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Sweet rustic pie

Sweet rustic pie

Sweet rustic pie this round or rectangular shortcrust pastry pie, is filled with mortadella, cured ham, fresh cheese, grated Parmesan, eggs, and sometimes includes chopped sausage, green olives and milk. This recipe, described in 1978 in a publication edited by R. Faranda, begins with the preparation of the short pastry: a well of flour is prepared and eggs are broken into it, removing half the whites, then lard, sugar, yeast and a pinch of salt are added. This is all mixed together until a soft, even dough is acquired.

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Traditional Abruzzo Delicatessen

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Besides traditional recipes, Abruzzo region has also several distinctive product  that are characteristic of the area. Typical produce of this region is so numerous: From salami and cold pork meats to cheese, from fruit to vegetables, from unusual cultivations (eg. saffron, spelt and truffle) to oil, wines, spirits, pasta. The video below will take you to a special journey through the flavours of Abruzzo!! Hopefully one day you will get the chance to try some of this delicatessen. (more…)

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