A Valentine gift from Sant’Anna Institute in Sorrento, Italy

A St Valentine present from
                    Sant’Anna Institute, Sorrento, Italy
“Olga Stinga, Director of the Italian Department of Sant’Anna Institute shared this recipe and she would like to announce the following special offer for Italian Classes in Sorrento
(www.sorrentolingue.com): 20% discount on the Italian language courses in February, March and April 2015!
This offer is designed especially for all the girls and women as a St. Valentine present from us!”
If you are traveling in Italy during the months of February to April, consider an experience that tourist do not have,   learn Italian!    Contact Olga Singa at www.sorrentolingue.com for details and to reserve your place.      tel number  +039  0818075599
The stone building on the hill was a convent. is the home of Sant’Anna Lingue


A special treat for Valentines Day from our Zia Melina recipe feature:

La Pizza di Crema

“My recipe was written in a small black notebook: the recipes’ book of my aunt Melina” 
Olga share her memories and this treat that may be new to many of us.
In the past cakes were few and not so many the opportunities to eat them.
For Valentine’s Day, when we celebrate St. Anthony in Sorrento, the feast of the patron saint of the city, zia Melina  prepared the pizza cream.
The “Pizza di crema” is the cake that the majority of ladies and housewives were used to prapare on the Sant’Antonino day (14th February )

-For the Pastry: 400g flour OO – 200 g sugar – 200g suet or butter- 2 eggs plus one yolk
a pinch of salt – a pinch of cream of tartar.
-For the white cream: 1/2 liter of milk – four yolks – 80g of flour – 160g of sugar -1 grated lemon (sorrento) and a tablespoon of limoncello.
-For the chocolate cream: 1/2 liter of milk -two yolks – 125g of sugar – 50g of cocoa – 2 heaping tablespoons of flour –
a snifter Witch and rum – vanilla – a tablespoon of butter.
          Sour cherries (here we grow them at home. I  always  add  homemade sour cherries)       
     four  or five biscuits. 
Preparation: mix the flour with the butter, make a fountain in the center and put the eggs and all other ingredients, mix and let it rest in the fridge
Prepare the two creams and cool them.
Spread a layer of pastry, place it in the pan, crumble cookies.  The cookies prevent the pastry from becoming  moist.
Pour a layer of white cream cherries and then the chocolate cream.
Cover with another layer of pastry – Bake at 170/180 degrees for about 40 minutes.


The Italian Version

La mia ricetta è stata estrapolata da un piccolo quaderno nero: il ricettario di mia zia Melina.

Una volta erano pochi i dolci che si preparavano e poche le occasioni per mangiarli.

Per la festa di San Valentino, quando a Sorrento si festeggia Sant’Antonino, la festa del Santo Patrono della città, lei preparava la pizza di crema.

Ingredienti :

-X pasta frolla: 400 gr farina OO – 200 gr zucchero – 200gr sugna o burro- 2 uova più un tuorlo

un pizzico di sale – un pizzico di cremore di tartaro.

-x la crema bianca : 1/2 litro latte – quattro tuorli – 80gr farina – 160gr zucchero -1 limone (di sorrento)grattuggiato

un cucchiaio di limoncello.

-x la crema al cioccolato : 1/2 litro latte -due tuorli – 125gr zucchero – 50gr cacao – 2 cucchiai colmi di farina –

un bicchierino di liquore strega e rhum – vanillina -un cucchiaio di burro.

Amarene rigorosamente fatte in casa e quattro o cinque biscotti .

Preparazione: frollare la farina con il burro o sugna ,fare una fontana e al centro mettere le uova e tutti gli altri

ingredienti , impastare e fare riposare in frigo – preparare le due creme e farle raffreddare.

Stendere uno strato di

pasta frolla , posizionarlo nella teglia , sbriciolare i biscotti che servono a non fare inumidire la pasta frolla.

Versare uno strato di crema bianca le amarene e poi la crema di cioccolata.

Coprire il tutto con un altro strato di pasta frolla – Infornare a 170/180 gradi per circa 40 minuti.

Prepared for the celebration of St Anthony’s day, the patron saint of Sorrento, Italy


Published by Lee Laurino

A traveler not a tourist, searching for experiences not in travel books. Solo traveler who travels as long and far as possible sharing photos of the people and places I discover

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