Food and Wine Traditions

Rustico, here it is the recipe for a dinner with friends

If you tried the dishes of Salento and you felt so much in love to want to try yourself to cook at home, here they are a series of articles with the recipes.

If you’d like to learn more about the typical dishes of Salento, follow this link!


It is good for aperitifs and ideal for a snack. It takes a few simple steps to cook it.

Ingredients for 8:

4 rolls of puff pastry (920gr)

30 gr of tomato sauce

35 gr of mozzarella

Extra virgin olive oil


1 egg

Ingredients for the bechamel

200 ml of whole milk

20 grams of 00 flour

20 grams of butter


Black pepper


Take the rolls of puff pastry, roll out and cut out about sixteen circles with a diameter of 10 cm, and eight smaller ones, with a diameter of 7 cm.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place ten circles of puff pastry, brush them with beaten egg and place another circle of the same size on them.

In the center of each circle, put a tablespoon of tomato sauce, mozzarella and béchamel sauce. Line each circle with the smaller ones and close the edges well with a fork. Brush each rustico with another beaten egg and bake at 200 degrees for about 30 minutes. Enjoy your meal!

To try the recipe and learn live chef’s advice you must come on holiday in one of our villas and book a culinary experience with the chef at home.


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