Italian Easter Cake “ Pastiera Napoletana”
80 mins (prep 20, cooking 60)
15 ingredients
12 servings
For Easter in Naples and now every where in Italy, we prepare “Pastiera Napoletana”. Is a ester cake with some strange ingredients, and I’m not sure I can translate. I’ll try :-) An American friend tell to me that the “corn” in the recipe is actually a wheat, spring wheat, many Italian specialty shops carry the wheat around Easter time, it can come in cans (already cooked), some shops actually cook the wheat and you can buy it ready to go, and you can also buy it dry, look for “skinless wheat” if it’s dry. In this case, soak wheat for a few days making sure to change the water daily. The day before you make the pastiere, drain the corn well, and cook it for about fours hours in half a liter of milk, adding the rind of half a lemon and a pinch of salt. Cover the pan with a lid and allow to cook on a low flame. When cooked, scent the corn with the grated rind of half an orange, and add a pinch of vanilla.

Categories:  fruit , italian , <-4-hours , oranges , cheese , egg , eggs~dairy , time-to-make , holiday , european , easter , easy , citrus , cakes , dessert ,
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Serving Size (116.79 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 381.53 Calories from Fat 195.39
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21.71g 400.81%
Saturated Fat 10.27g 615.99%
Trans Fat 0.5g %
Cholesterol 118.25mg 473.0%
Sodium 146.48mg 73.24%
Total Carbohydrate 40.61g 162.46%
Dietary Fiber 2.08 g 100.0%
Sugars 15.2 g %
Protein 8.48g 203.52%
Vitamin A 591.14IU% Vitamin C 5.62mg%
Calcium 62.12mg% Iron 1.5mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
pinch salt, vanilla powder, vanilla essence