I recently posted on Patreon a yummy recipe by auntie Chicca for a very special lemon custard pie that we call here Californiana.
For those of you who want to read the full recipe, just know that with a $5 a month tier you get 2 posts and 1 ‘secret family recipe’ on my ‘How to Be Italian‘ project 😉
Here is the story behind the ‘Californiana’… because every family recipe has its own story, doesn’t it?
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On our parents’ wedding anniversary (Aug. 20th) we organized a friends’ reunion at our country house to celebrate their 53rd year of life together. We did not want to buy a cake though, as we knew that a home-made pie would be more appreciated. My sister Cristina, our family ‘cake expert’, made a ‘Californian pie’– one of our parents’ most loved desserts (my mother used to bake one on our birthday when Cristina and I were children). Why we call it ‘Californiana’ I don’t have the slightest idea. I doubt it though that it’s a common pie in California!