Easter

DSC_4236Pizza Rustica

Ingredients:

For the Dough:

  • 1 Lb Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 Lb Butter, cold
  • Milk, as much as needed

For the Filling:

  • 1 Lb Basket Cheese or Ricotta cheese
  • 3 Eggs +1 egg for the egg wash
  • 1/4 Lb Provolone – Sharp
  • 1/4 Lb Mozzarella
  • 4 Tbs Grated Pecorino cheese
  • 1/4 Lb Prosciutto
  • 1/4 Lb Sopressata
  • 1/4 Lb Mortadella
  • Fresh black pepper, as desired

Instructions:

Preparing the Dough:

  1. In a stand mixer, add the flour, salt and the butter cut in cubes.
  2. Let the flour absorb all the butter. Add the eggs and let them mix well.
  3. Add enough milk (about 1/4 + Cups) until you have a firm ball of dough.
  4. Let it rest.DSC_4203

Preparing the Filling:

  1. Cut all the meats and cheeses in small cubes and put in a large bowl.
  2. Add the grated Pecorino and mix.
  3. Add the eggs and mix.
  4. Add the basket cheese and mix well.  Add fresh black pepper as desired. Set aside.

Assembling the Pizza Rustica:

  1. Preheat the oven at 350F
  2.  Butter and flour a 9″ springform pan.
  3. Cut a little less than 1/3 of the dough and set aside.
  4. With a rolling pin, roll the large piece of dough in a thin circle.
  5. Place the dough over the springform pan so that it overflows the borders of the pan.
  6. Add the filing and spread it evenly.DSC_4222
  7. With a sharp knife, cut the excess dough from around the border of the pan.
  8. With the remaining dough, roll it thin and with a ravioli cutter, cut strips to make the criss-cross strips and arrange them on top of the filling.
  9. Wet the strips with egg wash and bake for about 1 hr and 15 mins.

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recipe from cookingwithnonna.com


DSC_4198Easter Peep Blondies

Ingredients:
  • 2¼ cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) Butter, softened
  • 1½ cup packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 cup white Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup milk Chocolate Chips
  • Easter candy of your choice (optional)
  • Easter sprinkles
  • 6-8 Peeps
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. In a small bowl combine the flour, baking soda and salt, set aside
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine softened butter and brown sugar. Mix well until smooth.
  4. Add vanilla to the butter mixture and then the eggs one at a time.
  5. Slowly add the flour to the butter mixture 1/2 cup at a time, (but make sure to be mixing the whole time.)
  6. Stir in both types of chocolate chips, sprinkles & your choice of Easter candy.
  7. Spread the mixture into a greased pan.
  8. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.DSC_4192
  9. 3-5 minutes before you need to remove the blondies from the oven press the Peeps into the surface and continue baking for 5 minutes, until golden and extra puffed.
  10. Cool in pan for a little, then cut and enjoy!

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