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|
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
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.