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April 06, 2011

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Rosa

Mamma mia, one week more and I'll be tucking into so much Pastiera my eyes will be bulging!
I always have the sfoigliatelle from the local's bar Internazionale at the top at Positano, but the pastries in the window at the Zagara are so tempting too.
Get round up here. Bet you have fun compiling this!

Kimmy @ Lighter and Local

This seriously has me wanting to RUN to the nearly italian bakery and load up on pastry. Of course, nothing will quite compare to what you got to experience in Naples (I only sought out pizza there, I apparently should have searched for pastry as well!), but it might come in the ballpark!

Dana Salvo

I am literally wiping the drool off of my mouth! Solo stordimento!!

Celia

Ooooh, so delicious! My family is from Naples, and I've been over a few times. I now have the worst craving for sfogliatelle...

Jill@MadAboutMacarons

What a great post.... fantastico! You've just helped us choose our summer holiday! What better way to spend time tasting pastries. They all look just sublime. That sfogliatelle is definitely on my list: thanks for filling us in that it needs to be warm.

Sortachef

Oh, man! I'm ready to pack my bags! Thanks for a great travel odyssey!

Paula

What more can I add ... I am gaining weight just reading this.

Wanderluster

Oh my! These are truly works of art!

Mario Grazia Italian Chef

Truly you made a complete and detailed recognition of Napoli desserts!

A little traditional history about Pastiera:

"the Neopolitan pastiera was the only thing that could cheer up Queen Maria Teresa of Hapsburg. After her husband, Ferdinand II of Bourbon, the King of the two Sicilies, was able to convince her to taste the slice of pastiera, the Queen, also known as the “queen who never smiles,” smiled in satisfaction."

This is our recipe for the Pastiera http://www.academiabarilla.com/recipes/step-step-recipes/pastiera-traditional-neapolitan-cake.aspx

Cheers!

Kathy

Thank you all for your very kind comments!

Rosa - I've noted those two pastry shops in Positano for my return to the Amalfi Coast.

Kimmy - Yes, I'm definitely a Naples pizza lover, but the pastries, and also the fried treats, pasta & main courses, are just as good.

Dana - LOL! I start to drool, too, when I look back at these photos.

Jill - Glad to hear you're putting Naples on your vacation destination this year....you'll love all the food.

Corinne @ Degustinations

What a delicious post! I still crave a baba I had in Sicily - so much rum, my head was spinning...

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