Food and Wine Traditions

The most famous dessert of Salento, here it is the recipe of pasticciotto

Pasticciotto is a classic in Salento’s breakfast and lately it is getting more and more famous not only in Salento. With its oval shape, pasticciotto is made up of short pastry with a heart of custard.

Knowing how to prepare it at home will give you a considerable advantage in the popularity index of friends and relatives ;). Follow the recipe!

To find out other typical dishes of Salento, look at the following link!


Ingredients for shortcrust pastry:

500 gr of flour

250 gr of butter

200 grams of sugar

3 egg yolks

To make the shortcrust pastry, mix the butter with the flour with your hands. Make a fountain and in the center put the egg yolks with sugar, kneading very quickly. Form a ball and wrap it in the film, letting it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Ingredients for the cream:

½ liter of milk

3 eggs

125 grams of sugar

1 sachet of vanillin

Take a bowl and mix the eggs, sugar and vanilla, adding the sieved flour little by little. Pour the hot milk over the mixture and put on the heat, stirring until boiling. Remove from heat and let it cool.

Form 30 cm discs with the short pastry previously rolled, fill the bottom of the mold, pour the cream and cover with the second disc, close the edge and bake for 20 minutes at 180°.

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

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