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Recipe: the Pastizz from Rotondella

Recipe: the Pastizz from Rotondella

The "Pastizz" of Rotondella (Matera), also called "Pastizzi", are socks of about 15 to 20 centimeters in size with filling of meat, mainly pork, pecorino, parsley, salt, oil, pepper and eggs. The history of this Lucane specialty is lost in the night of the times and is such a typical product so rooted in local culture that at times the Rotondella inhabitants are called "pastazzari". The mid-moon shape seems to remember the maternal womb that holds a precious treasure and treasure certainly it is also thanks to the golden color and the rich taste.

Today the Pastazzi are one of the symbols of Rotondella and are absolutely unmissable if you are visiting the village near Matera but once, when the meat was not so readily available, it was considered a special recipe to be served during the killing of the pig, easter and feast of Santa Maria d'Angolona at the beginning of September.

Let's start to see the ingredients for our shopping list and then we will start cooking the Pastizz of Rotondella.

Ingredients
for 8-10 small pastizz

For the dough:

  • 250gr of hard wheat flour
  • 125gr of water
  • 2 tablespoons of lard
  • salt

For the filling:

  • 300gr of ground pork
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 bunch of fresh parsley
  • black pepper
  • 50gr of sheep's cheese (Pecorino)

Method

Let's start by kneading all the ingredients of the dough until we get a smooth and homogeneous mixture then cover it and let it rest for an hour. Then we spread the pasta and get some 15-20 cm diameter disks with a thickness of 3-4 millimeters that we will lightly punch with a fork.

Separately, we prepare the filling by placing the ground pork meat (but we may also use other types of meat) and adding the rest of the ingredients by creating an homogeneous mix that will let it rest for half an hour.

We place "a fist" of dough in the center of each disk of pastry prepared previously, dampen the edges with a little water and we close the leaf so as to form half moons that we will seal by bending part of the edge inwards.

Place the Pastazzi on a baking tray with baking paper and bake at 180 ° for 15/20 minutes until golden. Before eating them, it is advisable to let them rest for a few minutes under a cloth.

...Good Appetite!

By Redazione

Events in Rotondella

  • Feast of S. Antonio da Padova,
    13-06-2019 | Rotondella (MT)
    Patronal parties

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  • Apricot Fair
    From 03-07-2019 To 05-07-2019 | Rotondella (MT)
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    Add to calendar 2019-07-03 2019-07-05 Europe/Rome Apricot Fair The event, besides that represent an important moment of exploitation of a culture which distinguishes the territory, provides moments of dialog and comparison. It will be organised a “Study Day on apricot”. Concomitantly will be made musical performances. There will be the exposure by companies local food and not. During the whole event will be offered all products made from apricot (fresh and processed) enriched by the high myriad of productions belonging to rotondellese culinary art (bakery products, meat, vegetables, wine, oil etc.) and the surrounding territories. Rotondella

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  • Summer Rotondellese
    From 20-07-2019 To 20-08-2019 | Rotondella (MT)
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  • Feast r’Stippl’ vutt
    08-12-2019 | Rotondella (MT)
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2019-12-08 2019-12-08 Europe/Rome Feast r’Stippl’ vutt The event consists in the opening a vintage wine barrel, formed by pressing’grapes made to coincide with the feast of harvest. For tradition this rite is held the 8 December each year and it takes place in the immediate vicinity of the Mother Church SS Maria delle Grazie and the Tower Sanseverino, in the heart of the historic center. In addition to wine product directly on the occasion, as said, the feast of harvest, are also tasted wines produced by small producers of the territory, together with some typical local dishes. The Tasting offer is free of charge. In the course of the evening held various moments of animation that lead back to the ancient local traditions. The event also sees the involvement of various municipal exercises concerned (bars and restaurants). Rotondella

    The event consists in the opening a vintage wine barrel, formed by pressing’grapes made to coincide with the feast of harvest. For tradition this rite is held the 8 December each year and it takes place...

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  • Living Crib
    29-12-2019 | Rotondella (MT)
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    Add to calendar 2019-12-29 2019-12-29 Europe/Rome Living Crib The representation of the Nativity takes place along a fascinating itinerary that goes from Rione Purgatorio-Cervaro until Convent, with a panoramic view of the Gulf of Taranto. There are some sixty listed for which were made suitable clothing. In some areas along the path are prepared classic scenes of the Nativity and of the daily life of the time. Rotondella

    The representation of the Nativity takes place along a fascinating itinerary that goes from Rione Purgatorio-Cervaro until Convent, with a panoramic view of the Gulf of Taranto. There are some sixty listed...

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  • Feast of S. Antonio Abate
    17-01-2020 | Rotondella (MT)
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