Pastiera Napoletana

£25.00

Pastiera Napoletana. Classic Neapolitan tart with a sweet pastry base, filled with ricotta cheese, cooked wheat, mixed peel and other flavours. Traditionally eaten at Easter time. Each Pastiera is round and 9″ in diameter, which provides approximately 12-14 portions.

If you need this or any other cake on shorter notice than what we provide online, please call us and we may be able to accomodate you.

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Description

Pastiera Napoletana.

We make the classic Neapolitan tart with a sweet pastry base.

We then fill the sweet pastry with ricotta cheese, cooked wheat, mixed peel and add other flavours.

The Pastiera Napoletana is traditionally eaten at Easter time.

Our recipe consists of only the best and freshest ingredients.

Who invented the Pastiera Napoletana?

There are two theories on who invented the pastiera.

The first is an ancient story revolving around the Greek mermaid Parthenope, who was the mythological founder of Naples.

Parthenope spent the spring singing beautiful songs in the Gulf of Naples. To thank her, the Neapolitans gave her seven gifts; ricotta, flour, eggs, wheat in milk, sugar, spice and orange flowers.

From these gifts, the Greek gods mixed the ingredients and created the Pastiera Napoletana.

The second theory states that the nuns of the ancient Convent of San Gregorio Armeno in Naples baked the cake as a symbol of the Resurrection.

The nuns would traditionally make the dessert every Easter and it became a Christian tradition in Naples.

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Size of our Pastiera

Our Pastiera Napoletana at La Rondine is available in one size; a 9 inch pastry. This provides for approximately 12-14 portions.

Also to celebrate Easter we would recommend some of our delicious biscuits, such as our Cantuccini biscuits and Paste Secche.

If you would like to buy this product on shorter notice than is available online, please call us and we may be able to accommodate you.

Please store our cakes in a refrigerator until they are ready to eat.

We recommend consuming our Italian cream pastries within 48 hours of purchase and our fresh cream pastries within 24 hours of purchase.

We accept no liability for products damaged after you have collected or received your order.

Please note that the colour of a product may differ slightly from its online appearance. This could be due to lighting, computer or phone settings and the products we use.

Additional information

Size

Shape

Ingredients

Sugar, Egg, Margarine, Flour, Water, Icing sugar, Cooked Wheat, Ricotta, Milk, Wheat starch, Cocoa butter, Candied peel, Lemon Zest, Natural flavouring substances mixture, Ethanol. May contain natural sediment, Strega

Allergens

Our bakery handles all of the eight major food allergens; dairy, gluten, nuts, peanuts, egg, soya, sesame and sulphites.

While we do have in place procedures that cater for customers who are following a special diet or have a food allergy or intolerance, as all of our ingredients and products are stored and handled on the same site we cannot 100 per cent guarantee that there won’t be some cross-contamination.

Therefore, if you suffer from any severe allergies or intolerances to any of the above allergens, we would kindly ask you to not eat our products.

Advice

All cakes that you order from us should be stored in a refrigerator until they are ready to eat.

We recommend consuming our Italian cream pastries within 48 hours of purchase and our fresh cream pastries within 24 hours of purchase.

When transporting and storing our products, please ensure they are placed in an upright position with nothing on top. We accept no liability for products damaged after you have collected or received your order.

Please note that the colour of a product may differ slightly from its online appearance. This could be due to lighting, computer or phone settings and the products we use.

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