from the book by Artusi in translation
The credit for this fine pizza goes to a lady who willingly offered her knowledge to an eager learner. It is true I had to try at least twice before I mastered the art of preparing it, but I am happy to jot down this recipe for those whose taste is discriminating.
Enough flour to be mixed with 2 eggs, a pinch of salt, and three spoonfuls of cognac, or brandy, is all that is required. Mix all these ingredients and knead the whole into a loaf which is ot too hard; then roll it into a thin foil dough. When this is done, melt 2/3 ounce of butter and smear the foil dough with it. Fold it so as to place the buttered part inside, and make a roll 6 inches wide. Now cut this in half, lengthwise, and then crosswise, so as to obtain several rectangular pieces. Press the back, or the uncut part of each piece and fry in abundant oil or virgin lard. Dash powered* sugar on these pieces and serve. If you succeed in preparing this pizza in the proper form, you will see that it opens up like pages of a book.
This amount is ordinarily enough for four persons..
The custard filling is made of the following ingredients:
Milk, 1/2 pint
Sugar, 2 oz
Starch, 1 oz.
Two egg yolks
Add the following to the custard when removing it from the fire:
Whole Pinoli, 1 oz.
Raisins, 2 1/2 oz.
Fill a pie with this compound, as in the preceding recipe.
from Preceding Recipe - AHA, THERE'S THE PIZZA, IN NEAPOLITAN STYLE, and it is sweet
..... (it was hiding on page 221)
Sugar, 2 oz.
Flour, less than 1 oz.
Eggs, 1 and 1 yolk
Lemon rind flaoring
Milk, half a glass
Ricotta, 5 ox.
Almonds, sweet and 3 bitter, 2 oz.
Make a custard with the milk, the sugar, the flour and the egg. When it is cooked and still boiling, add the yolk and the flavoring. Then add the ricotta
and the almonds, ground finely. Use crusting No. 341 B.
Mix everything and fill the crusting arranged in the shape of a pie. Gild the upper crust of the pie with an egg yolk, and bake in the oven. Serve cold, sprayed with confectionary sugar.
CRUSTING No. 341 B - next post, I need some coffee first.