Buona Pasqua

My Pastiera Napoletana… Looks too good to eat if I say so myself!

Easter is round the corner, and although this year has been strange as can be I’m determined to enjoy the day. Sweet treats are just what everyone needs at the moment!

It’s become a bit of a tradition that I will make a pastiera Napoletana. This tasty Italian dish is something like a cross between a cheese cake and a rice pudding, with a pasty case and lattice top.

My mama makes it with risotto rice, however I like to use ‘Grano Cotto’ as I prefer the texture. You can buy this ready-cooked wheat grain in any good Italian deli.

This is one of those puddings that is delicious warm or cold, on its own or with a dollop of extra cream, fruit, or even a drizzle of chocolate (why not melt down a rogue easter egg??).

Have you ever tried a pastiera? How do you eat yours?

Buona pasqua, happy easter,