Could not miss the cake MIASCIA, one of cakes called “simple and poor” of kitchen lariana.
The miascia, also called turta of paisan, is in fact a sweet also considered to be a poor meal.
The recipe proposal uses as the base ingredient the stale bread.
It should not be forgotten however that once the bread was different from that of today ( prepared with mixtures of different flours , from corn-pangiallo; millet flour-pan de mej; rye flour, etc.).
It was cooked in large sizes in community ovens and consumed in one-two weeks, but retain it in a cabinet suitable (the panadura).
The sweet poor, as the miascia, are often prepared with dried or fresh fruit, to obtain a basic natural sugar.
A time in fact sugar was very rare and it was only on the table of the ranks of the wealthy.
Ingredients: 100 gr.of stale bread, 400/500 ml milk, 1 whole egg, 80 gr. of sugar, grated rind of a lemon, 2 tablespoons of white flour, 1 tablespoon cornmeal, uva (or 2 kiwi alternatively), an apple, a pear, 100 gr.of raisins, rosemary and granulated sugar
Preparation: Cut the stale bread into pieces and put it into a bowl together with the milk and allow to soak for about an hour at least.
Spent the time, crush with hands the bread soaked in milk, combine both the flours, sliced fruit into small pieces, the grated lemon peel, sugar, the soaked raisins and the whole egg. With the help of a whip in hand amalgamanre as much as possible the compound.
Pour everything into a cake tin lined with greaseproof paper wetted and squeezed and finally add the needles of rosemary to rain together with the sugar in grain.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for about 45/50 minutes , however until the surface will assume a nice golden color.
Ten minutes from the end of the cooking time, sprinkle the surface with a handful of cane sugar.