Sbrisolona, tagliatelle and pumpkin gnocchi

Sbrisolona, tagliatelle and pumpkin gnocchi

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Sbrisolona, tagliatelle and pumpkin gnocchi!

Pasta alla Norma

Created around the 16th century in the Northern Italian countryside, outside of Mantua, sbrisolona was a popular dessert among poor families. In order to save money, they would prepare the tart by mixing cornmeal, hazelnuts and lard, instead of butter.

Although this sweet is made with inexpensive ingredients, sbrisolona was so loved by the people that it was even served at the tables of the noble families of Mantua, including the Gonzaga family.

In the noble households, the recipe was enriched with more expensive ingredients like sugar, spices and almonds, without moving too far away from the original characteristics of the dessert.

According to tradition, this hard, yet crumbly dessert whould be broken into pieces and eaten with one’s hands.

This tart was once called “the tart of three cups” because it was made with a cup of cornmeal, a cup of wheat flour and a cup of sugar.

Carlene at home with Betsy and  Diane!
Carlene at home with Betsy and Diane!