The “crostata” (shortpastry cake) is a traditional Italian dessert.
It is one of the oldest cakes on the peninsula, a classic among the “grandmother desserts”.
Suitable for every occasion, it changes in taste and appearance depending on the filling: fruit, chocolate, vanilla sauce, nutella etc.
HISTORY AND CURIOSITY ABOUT THE CROSTATA
Many trace the origins of the cake back to a nun’s attempt to create a new dessert.
It is also said that the crostata managed to make Queen Maria Teresa of Austria, the wife of Ferdinand II, smile. Maria Teresa was famous as the queen who never smiled. Read More