First off, you get to let the joy of seeing everyone sink in. (Theo & Claudia are growing up so quickly!) But, this year, Dad gave me the leftover Sfogliatelle that he made.
I now reward myself during the late afternoon with a latte and delicious sfogliatelle pastry or two.
Sfogliatelle are pastries that resemble a shell or cone that translates into "many layers". The pastry was originated in Naples, supposedly at a convent. They are time consuming to make and delicious. As a kid, I loved the layers of crispy pastry dough and the dusting of powdered sugar. I didn't like the filling. Some pastries that I remember were so fat and swollen with filling that they scared me!
My father makes utterly delicious sfogiatelle and goes light on the filling - which I love. But, I don't dislike the filling any longer. However, I still prefer the crispy layers to the filling, but now I like the entire pastry!
Yummy. next time I will spotlight Dame's favorite Easter pie....