Grandma Marisa’s escarole pizza Garland of bread with cotechino

There escarole’s Pizza it’s an easy and tasty recipe. It is a traditional regional dish Italian, very popular in Campania during the Christmas period. Here she is version of grandmother Marisa.

Ingrediants

    For pasta

  • 300 g 00 flour
  • 100 g of butter
  • salt
  • For the stuffing

  • 4 heads of escarole
  • 100 g of black olives
  • 40 g of capers
  • a clove of garlic
  • 40 g of anchovies in oil
  • pine nuts to taste
  • oil
  • salt
  • pepper

There Esacrole pizza it is a typical recipe of the tradition of Southern Italy, especially Neapolitan. It’s about a Savory pie filled with escarole stir-fried with olives, capers, Pine nuts And anchovies.

What we present to you is the recipe for grandmother Marisa, 88 years old, originally from Capua, one of the protagonists of our “Challenge of grandmothers“: 5 nice ladies got involved and prepared with us the their Christmas plate.

How to prepare: Grandma Marisa’s escarole pizza

Easy execution Preparation time 30 min Cooking time 45 min Standing time 30 min Servings 6 – 8

How to prepare: Grandma Marisa’s escarole pizza

Preparation of Grandma Marisa's escarole pizza - Phase 1

Preparation of Grandma Marisa's escarole pizza - Phase 1

Start preparing the escarole pizza by carefully cleaning the heads, chopping the vegetables with your hands and blanching them in a pan with salted water. Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix the butter and flour with a pinch of salt. Shape into a ball and let it rest for 30 minutes.

Preparation of Grandma Marisa's escarole pizza - Phase 2

Preparation of Grandma Marisa's escarole pizza - Phase 2

When the escarole has softened, drain it very well: it must lose as much water as possible. Transfer it to a large pan. Brown it with a clove of garlic and then add the anchovies, olives, pine nuts and capers. When it is dry, let it cool completely.

Preparation of Grandma Marisa's escarole pizza - Phase 3

Preparation of Grandma Marisa's escarole pizza - Phase 3

Now turn to the dough: divide the dough into two balls, one slightly larger than the other. Roll out the largest with a rolling pin and cover with the dough a 24 cm diameter circular pan previously greased or lined with parchment paper.

Preparation of Grandma Marisa's escarole pizza - Phase 4

Preparation of Grandma Marisa's escarole pizza - Phase 4

Fill with the previously prepared escarole and then cover with the remaining pasta. Prick the surface with a fork.

Preparation of Grandma Marisa's escarole pizza - Phase 5

Preparation of Grandma Marisa's escarole pizza - Phase 5

Form a small cone with the aluminum foil. Make a small hole in the center of the savory pie and insert the cone, in order to have a good cooking of the pasta, which will be more crunchy and less humid. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let the escarole pizza cool before serving.

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