CROSTATA DI RICOTTA E CIOCCOLATO
THIS WEEK I am writing from Rome, where I am celebrating my sister Simona’s 40th birthday. Preparing for a big party is one of my favourite activities and the crostata di ricotta e cioccolato is one of Simona’s favourite desserts.
This tart originates from the old Roman ghetto and is one of a number of dishes that can now be found almost anywhere in Rome and beyond. But should you ever be in Rome, go to the ghetto, where you will find a little pastry shop called Boccione which makes a fantastic torta di ricotta e cioccolato. Its recipe is secret but I have now mastered my own version. If you would like to see me making the tart, then come along to my next class at the Divertimenti cookery school in Marylebone High Street, W1, on June 3, where I will demonstrate this and other Shavuot recipes. Silvia Nacamulli’s website is www.cookingforthesoul. com. Next week: The Jewish Princess