Torta Pasqualina Umbra

Torta Pasqualina Umbra

Today I’d like to share with you a traditional Easter recipe from the Italian region of Umbria.  Umbria is famous around the world for its hilly landscapes and old towns, such as Assisi and Orvieto to name just two.  It is a wonderful area of Italy and besides being beautiful, it also boasts delicious hearty food, like this Torta Pasqualina (also known as Pizza di Pasqua Umbra).  It’s a savoury cake, more similar to brioche than bread in consistency.  It is traditionally made for Easter Monday, when people usually eat outdoors, in the countryside, to celebrate spring and the rebirth.  It is a very hearty brioche as it is made with lots of cheese (that’s my kind of bread!) and it is usually served with mixed cheeses, salumi and hard boiled eggs during picnics.  It is an absolute must try for any occasion and it also freezes beautifully.  If you have leftovers you can either freeze them or cut them into smaller pieces and let them dry out… they make delicious crostini for your salads and soups!  Enjoy and Happy Easter to all who celebrate!…

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