"My recipe was written in a small black notebook: the recipes’ book of my aunt Melina"
Olga Stinga shares her memories of her aunt and the wonderful treats she baked.
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Pizza di crema
In the past cakes were few and not so many the opportunities to eat them.
For Valentine's Day, when we celebrate St. Anthony in Sorrento, the feast of the patron saint of the city, zia Melina prepared the pizza cream.
The “Pizza di crema” is the cake that the majority of ladies and housewives were used to prapare on the Sant’Antonino day (14th February )
-For the Pastry: 400g flour OO - 200 g sugar - 200g suet or butter- 2 eggs plus one yolk
a pinch of salt - a pinch of cream of tartar.
-For the white cream: 1/2 liter of milk - four yolks - 80g of flour - 160g of sugar -1 grated lemon (sorrento) and a tablespoon of limoncello.
-For the chocolate cream: 1/2 liter of milk -two yolks - 125g of sugar - 50g of cocoa - 2 heaping tablespoons of flour -
a snifter Witch and rum - vanilla - a tablespoon of butter.
- Sour cherries (here we grow them at home. I always add homemade sour cherries)
four or five biscuits.
Preparation: mix the flour with the butter, make a fountain in the center and put the eggs and all other ingredients, mix and let it rest in the fridge
Prepare the two creams and cool them.
Spread a layer of pastry, place it in the pan, crumble cookies. The cookies prevent the pastry from becoming moist.
Pour a layer of white cream cherries and then the chocolate cream.
Cover with another layer of pastry - Bake at 170/180 degrees for about 40 minutes.