Sfogliatella Riccia

History

The Sfogliatella Riccia is a traditional Italian pastry originating from the Campania region, specifically from Naples. The name 'sfogliatella' comes from the Italian word 'sfogliare', which means to 'leaf through' or 'scroll'. This delicious pastry has a crisp and flaky exterior, filled with a creamy ricotta and semolina mixture.

Ingredients

For the pastry:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
- 1/2 cup cold water
- Pinch of salt
For the filling:
- 2 cups ricotta cheese
- 1 cup semolina
- 1 cup sugar
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup candied citron, chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped almonds

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