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TORTA PASQUALINA: THE FAMOUS ITALIAN EASTER PIE

Torta pasqualina is a beloved Easter pie in Italy. Originally from Liguria, the dish is now popular all over the peninsula. The pie is made with puff pastry and a spring green, such as artichoke, chard leaves, or in this case, spinach. In the past, the recipe had stronger religious tones: it was made with 33 sheets …

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PIZZA DOLCE DI PASQUA: SWEET EASTER CAKE FROM MARCHE

What I am proposing is the Easter sweet pizza, an ancient recipe from the Marche region that-actually-is not officially codified; each family guards its own, perhaps handed down through generations. Some abound with candied fruit, others use only lemon zest or juice, abolishing the orange; still others add raisins as well. Those with a sweet …

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SOFFIONE DI RICOTTA: THE ULTRA-SOFT EASTER RICOTTA CAKE

The soffione di ricotta abruzzese is a typical Easter cake made with an oil-based shortbread that encloses a filling of ricotta and eggs. The name soffione derives from the swelling of the cake during cooking, to the point that the filling overflows from the crust as if someone had blown it. In other parts of …

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