It was time to get down and get floured! An italian cooking class with la pasticcera Angela. On the menu: Parpagnacchi from Vicenza – biscotti eaten for breakfast, dipped into milk or coffee; Pasta frolla – a pastry used for making tarts; and Crema pasticcera – an italian creamy custard filling for tarts.
The group of women, a couple of interested fellas who observed, and Fernando who got his hands dirty and is curious about all things Italian, gathered at the lovely Romina’s house for an afternoon of baking. Angela, the beautiful pasticcera, definitely looked the part in her chef whites and fantastic hat…I want one!!
With instructions from Angela…in Italian to the mostly English speaking group, we made the biscotti, fruit tarts with the crema pasticcera and little shortbread type biscotti in various shapes.
Buon appetito …Isabella