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19 INGREDIENTS 15 STEPS 3hr 25min

Traditional Neapolitan Cake (Pastiera Napoletana)

This traditional Easter cake is a firm favorite throughout Italy. A flaky crust with a creamy and flavorful ricotta and berries filling.
Traditional Neapolitan Cake (Pastiera Napoletana) Recipe | SideChef
This traditional Easter cake is a firm favorite throughout Italy. A flaky crust with a creamy and flavorful ricotta and berries filling.
Daniela grew up in Italy, learning her passion for cooking and culinary secrets from her grandmother. Today she teaches and blogs in Shanghai.
https://www.thefitmediterranean.com/
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Daniela grew up in Italy, learning her passion for cooking and culinary secrets from her grandmother. Today she teaches and blogs in Shanghai.
https://www.thefitmediterranean.com/
3hr 25min
Total Time
2hr 55min
Active Time
$38.38
Cost Per Serving

Ingredients

Servings
2
US / METRIC

Crust

5 1/2 cups
Type 0 Flour
1 1/3 cups
Butter , room temperature
6
Eggs , separated
2 whole eggs plus 4 egg yolks needed
1/2 tsp
Baking Powder
1 pinch
2
Lemons , zested
4 drops
Concentrated Orange Blossom Extract
to taste
Powdered Confectioners Sugar
for topping

Ricotta Cream

2 1/2 cups
Ricotta Cheese
8
Eggs , separated
4 whole eggs plus 4 egg yolks
1 cup
Candied Orange Peel
1 tsp
Ground Cinnamon
1/2 Tbsp
Concentrated Orange Blossom Extract

Berry Cream

3 1/2 cups
Fresh Mixed Berries
14 oz
Whole Milk
2
Oranges , peeled
2
Lemons , peeled
3 Tbsp
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
5158
FAT
227.9 g
PROTEIN
113.1 g
CARBS
660.6 g

Author's Notes

Makes 2 cakes of 26-centimeters.

Pastiera can be stored at room temperature for up to 10 days. Do not place it in the fridge.

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Prepare the dough by creaming Butter (1 1/3 cups) with Lemons (2) , Concentrated Orange Blossom Extract (4 drops) , 2 whole Eggs (6) , and 4 egg yolks. Whip it all up until creamy.
Step 2
Next, add Type 0 Flour (5 1/2 cups) , Salt (1 pinch) , and Baking Powder (1/2 tsp) and mix just enough for the mixture to come together. It will stick to your hands, that’s normal! Wrap it up in plastic paper and refrigerate it for 24 hours.
Step 3
Proceed to mix Ricotta Cheese (2 1/2 cups) and Granulated Sugar (2 1/2 cups) , cover with plastic wrap, and place it in the fridge for 24 hours. This length of time is needed for the sugar to get completely melted into the ricotta.
Step 4
The next day, take the dough out of the fridge, roll it out on a lightly floured surface into a 3-millimeter circle. Place it in your buttered and floured 26-centimeter baking pan. Roll out the remaining dough and cut it into seven 1 to 1.5-centimeter thick strips. Transfer into your fridge.
Step 5
In a saucepan, cook the Fresh Mixed Berries (3 1/2 cups) with Whole Milk (14 oz) , Butter (3 Tbsp) , Oranges (2) , and Lemons (2) for about 25 minutes. You will need to stir constantly.
Step 6
Once creamy turn off the heat, remove the citrus peels, and using a stick blender blend about 100 grams of the mixture. Let it cool down completely.
Step 7
Take out the ricotta mixture from your fridge and blend it until creamy and smooth. Fold in the Ground Cinnamon (1 tsp) .
Step 8
Add in 4 whole Eggs (8) one at a time, and then add 4 yolks.
Step 9
Next, add the Concentrated Orange Blossom Extract (1/2 Tbsp) . Fold in the cooked berries and the Candied Orange Peel (1 cup) .
Step 10
Pour the filling into the crust shell leaving about 7-millimeter from the edge and decorate the top placing 4 of the strips of dough across the top of the pastiera in one direction and then place the other 3 diagonally to create lozenge shapes.
Step 11
Trim the edges of the strips against the edge of the tin and place the pasteria in the fridge for a couple of hours.
Step 12
Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
Step 13
Bake for about 90 minutes in the preheated oven.
Step 14
Turn off the heat and leave the pastiera inside the oven with the door slightly open for about 30 minutes.
Step 15
When the pastiera is fully cooled down, dust the top with some Powdered Confectioners Sugar (to taste) , cover with plastic wrap, and wait at least 2 to 3 days before serving it.
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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
5158
% Daily Value*
Fat
227.9 g
292%
Saturated Fat
131.6 g
658%
Trans Fat
1.1 g
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Cholesterol
1860.0 mg
620%
Carbohydrates
660.6 g
240%
Fiber
32.5 g
116%
Sugars
356.9 g
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Protein
113.1 g
226%
Sodium
1198.6 mg
52%
Vitamin D
7.5 µg
38%
Calcium
1296.6 mg
100%
Iron
14.7 mg
82%
Potassium
2359.8 mg
50%
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