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RECIPES - 04 Dec 2020

Dessert - Pitteddhe

Dessert - Pitteddhe

These small star-shaped tarts are among the typical Salento sweets of the Christmas period.

According to tradition, they are stuffed with "mustarda", a sort of homemade grape mustard, but you can also use your favorite jam! 


Difficulty Level: Easy


Preparation Time: 40 min

 

Cooking Time: 30 min

 

Servings: about 40 pitteddhe


INGREDIENTS

FOR THE SHORTBREAD

Flour 00 500 gr

Extra Virgin Olive Oil 120 ml

Grated rind of 1 untreated lemon

Salt a pinch

FOR THE FILLING

Grape mustard or jam


PREPARATION

Pour the flour, oil, salt, grated lemon rind into a bowl and mix until you obtein a soft and elastic dough. If necessary, add some water. 

Cover the dough and let it rest for about 30 minutes.

After the resting time, roll out the dough with a rolling pin until you get a thickness of about 2 mm.

Cut the dough with a pasta bowl of 5 cm in diameter, you can use a glass as well. 

Put a spoon of mustard or jam in the center of each disc of dough and pinch the edge with fingers, slightly lifting it, to get the star shape.

Bake at 180° in preheated oven for about half an hour.

Churn out the tarts, once cold sprinkle with icing sugar. 

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