Most Italians have either had or made the easter pies, called pizza cheina, pizza gain, pizza rustica, etc. Seems everyone has a different name for them.
I never really liked them as a kid. You see this beautiful double crusted pie, standing high above the rim...only to cut into it and find
meat and eggs
! Clearly not what I was looking for as a kid, but now...well, now, I love them, and love baking them even more.
I usually make two savory and one sweet. One savory has cheese and meats, the other has cheese, meats and raw eggs folded in which bake whole. The sweet is a blend of tapioca and ricotta.
Anyone else making easter pies this year???
I also make easter breads with coloured eggs baked into the dough. Anyone else??