Scott Conant has only one thing in mind after Easter dinner: his family's Italian cheesecake.
Provided by Scott Conant
Yield 16 to 18 servings
Number Of Ingredients 14
- Make the crust: Place the flour, sugar, baking powder, eggs, melted butter and milk in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer on medium speed until smooth, 4 to 5 minutes.
- Lightly butter a 10-by-15-inch baking dish. Press the dough into the bottom and up the sides of the pan in an even layer; set aside.
- Make the filling: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl with a mixer on medium speed until combined, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the ricotta, heavy cream, eggs and vanilla and beat until fully incorporated, scraping down the bowl with a rubber spatula. Fold in the rice and orange zest with the rubber spatula.
- Pour the filling over the prepared crust. Bake until the edges are golden brown and set but the center is still slightly jiggly, 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 15 minutes. Let cool before slicing.
PASTIERA (ITALIAN EASTER TART)
Pastiera is among the most iconic of Italian desserts. Originally from Naples, it's most typical during Easter season, but it is served year around. The traditional filling is made of cooked wheat berries and sheep's milk ricotta. [Recipe originally submitted to Allrecipes.it]
Provided by Nesrine
Categories World Cuisine Recipes European Italian
Number Of Ingredients 15
- Combine cooked wheat berries, milk, butter, and zest of 1 lemon in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring often, until creamy, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease an 11-inch springform pan or aluminum pan and line with one of the pastry crusts.
- Combine ricotta cheese, sugar, eggs, egg yolks, 1 tablespoon orange flower water, vanilla extract, and cinnamon in the bowl of a food processor; mix until smooth. Mix in remaining lemon zest and orange peel. Fold in wheat berry mixture and pour over the bottom crust.
- Roll out remaining pastry crust and cut into 1/2-inch wide strips. Place on top of the pie in a lattice pattern and brush with beaten egg.
- Bake in the preheated oven until filling is cooked through and top is lightly browned, about 1 hour. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack. Cool for about 30 minutes.
- Remove pie carefully from the pan and place on a serving plate. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 710.7 calories, Carbohydrate 105 g, Cholesterol 146.9 mg, Fat 27.2 g, Fiber 6.5 g, Protein 16.7 g, SaturatedFat 9.8 g, Sodium 359.2 mg, Sugar 46.4 g
- For the Pasta Frolla, combine dry ingredients in food processor and pulse to mix. Cut butter into 8 pieces and add. Pulse to mix in finely. Add eggs and pulse until dough forms a ball. Remove from work bowl, wrap and chill dough.
- Soak the wheat in water to cover overnight if possible. Drain the wheat and place in a pan with salt and water to cover by 3 to 4 inches and simmer until tender, about 2 hours. Add water as necessary to keep from drying out and sticking. Cool and refrigerate until needed.
- For the pastry cream, combine sugar and flour in a small, non-reactive saucepan. Stir well to mix and add the milk, slowly, whisking it in smoothly. Whisk in the egg. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the pastry cream thickens and comes to a boil. Boil, stirring vigorously, about 1/2 minute. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and scrape into a clean bowl. Press plastic wrap against the surface and chill.
- For the filling, place ricotta in a mixing bowl and stir the cooled pastry cream to make a smooth, creamy mixture; stir in the sugar, eggs and remaining ingredients. Stir in the cooked wheat kernels.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and set a rack in the lowest level. Butter a 9-inch cake pan, 2-inches deep. To assemble, cut off 1/3 of the Pasta Frolla and reserve it. Roll the 2/3 of the dough into a 14-inch disk and line the prepared pan with it. Allow the dough to hang over the edge of the pan. Pour in the filling and sprinkle it with the cinnamon. Roll the remaining 1/3 of the dough into a 10-inch square. Cut it into 10 1-inch wide strips. Paint the strips with the egg wash. Moisten the rim of the dough on the pan with the egg wash, and adhere 5 strips in each direction, forming a diagonal lattice. Trim away any excess dough even with the top of the pan and push the dough all around off the top rim of the pan so that it is completely within the pan.
- Bake about 45 minutes, until the filling is set and the pastry is light golden. Cool in the pan before unmolding. To unmold, invert onto a flat plate, lift off the pan, replace the pan with another plate or platter, then re-invert, so that the Pastiera is right side up. Serve the Pastiera at room temperature.
Provided by Nancy Harmon Jenkins
Yield Two 9 1/2-inch tarts
Number Of Ingredients 20
- Soak the wheat berries in plenty of cold water for at least 3 days, or until they soft and not rubbery, changing the water daily. Drain well. Put the wheat, lard and milk in the top of a double boiler and cook, covered, over boiling water for about 2 1/2 hours. Be sure to add boiling water to the botton pan every 20 to 30 minutes. (The wheat should be soft and in separate grains, like rice. If the wheat seems dry, add about Y cup more hot milk and stir well. Timing will vary depending on the age of the wheat berries.) Add the sugar and continue cooking another 30 minutes. Set aside to cool. The milk will continue to be absorbed as wheat cools.
- To make the pastry dough, combine the flour, sugar, salt and lemon rind in a bowl. Add the butter, cut into little pieces, and mix quickly, using your hands or a pastry blender. Mix in the ice water just until the dough holds together. Knead briefly to combine thoroughly, wrap in plastic wrap or foil and set aside to rest in a cool place for about 30 minutes.
- In a large bowl, combine the ricotta with the lemon zest, orange-flower water, vanilla, candied orange peel and egg yolks. Mix well and fold in the wheat. Set aside.
- Lightly butter and flour the bottoms and sides of two 9 1/2-inch tart or quiche pans with removable bottoms. Set aside about a third of the pastry, enough to make lattice tops for the two tarts. Roll out the pastry into thin circles and line the bottoms and sides of the tart pans.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Beat the egg whites until they are fairly stiff. Stir about a quarter of the egg whites into the ricotta mixture to soften, then fold in the remaining egg whites. Fill the tarts with the mixture. Roll out the reserved dough and cut into lattice strips to fit the tops of the tarts. Paint the tops of the tarts with the beaten egg and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes, or until the crust is just golden. Cool on a rack and serve at room temperature or just barely warm.
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