Published on 24 Mar 2011 by Giorgio
The maritozzo is a small cake of sweetened dough typical of Rome; in the old days, this at least according to some chronicles, the maritozzi were cooked by young girls for their future husbands! Here‘s what you need (and it doesn’t matter if you are engaged or not!):
Ingredients: 200 g flour; 1 egg; a pinch of salt; 20 g sugar; 50 g butter; 20 g yeast; whipped cream.
Preparation: work the dough vigorously and then add the sugar. Cover with a cloth and leave to rest for about 3 hours; then add a pinch of salt and work again. At this point divide into 12 pieces, preheat the oven to 250 c and then bake for 6/7 minutes. In the meanwhile dissolve the sugar in a little bit of water, remove the maritozzi from the oven and sprinkle with sugar water. Put back in the warm but just turned-off oven for 10 minutes more, remove, cut each maritozzo in two and then fill with whipped cream! Delicious!