Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Seek and Ye Shall Find


This is what my daughter covets. We call it "Pizza di Grane." Others call it "Pastiera di Grano" - probably more correct - my grandmother spoke an odd dialect. My daughter is used to hiding sweets. She has a brother that forages and will demolish all treats in one evening. When he's home for the weekend, her treats are hidden in her room - not my favorite spot for them. He seeks - but he may not search her closet.
Her father (my husband) will also demolish treats - but he is not a good seeker. If you put something behind the milk - it is safe. He will never move the milk. You just don't want anything in plain sight.
But the Pizza di Grane is for the family - and I am as guilty as any of cutting sliver after sliver (really - just "credit-card" slices) until half the pie is gone. There are many recipes for this - my mother's is a tad on the sweet side. My Aunt Fay's was a bit more wheat-like. It doesn't matter - it only comes once a year and we enjoy it. By the time the photo was taken - most of it had been demolished. (Pies were not made to be cut into credit-card slivers.)
Our family recipe is here. Finding La Dolce Vita's recipe is here. There are others and I'd be happy to post links. Otherwise: "seek and ye shall find."

16 comments:

Pearl said...

i love that mix of colors!

Heather said...

beautiful!! i love that you hide stuff from your husband behind the milk ;) i'll have to start keeping the stuff i want to hide in the veggie drawer. nick would never get caught in there ;)

Reeni♥ said...

It is gorgeous!! I am putting it on my list to make next year. How funny-about hiding the treats! I hate eating the last piece of anything in my house-I don't want to get blamed if someone else had their sights set on it.

unconfidentialcook said...

I'm going into the kitchen right now to see what's behind the milk!

Donna-FFW said...

This looks perfect Claudia. I love it. I hide things too.. I thought that was pure normalness;)
MM, keep thinking of this photo!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That must be delicious!

Cheers,

Rosa

5 Star Foodie said...

Looks very delicious and colorful!

Daziano said...

Ciao!

I'd also demolish your pizza di grane!!! Buonissima!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Absolutely fabulous! I could eat this all by myself!

Claudia said...

ymother will be sopleased - she didn'twant me to take a photo of it. Hmmm - hiding things in the veggie drawer is a grand idea!

Helene said...

What a beautiful treat. I love the fact that you are hiding treats.

Janet_Gourmet Traveller 88 said...

It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your recipes. The multicolor topping is awesome.

Kumudha said...

So many beautiful food pictures!

Elyse said...

Wow, what a gorgeous looking treat. I'm like your daughter: I will hide my treats if I must. I don't want my sweets to disappear before I've had my share. Not only am I a hoarder, though, I'm also a seeker: what a great combination, right?

Claudia said...

A combination of a hoarder and aseeker will do you well in life!

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