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The original Neapolitan ‘pastiera’ cake required the use of fresh wheat: you can now buy ready-cooked wheat, which greatly simplifies the recipe.
According to legend, the mermaid Parthenope, who lived in the Gulf of Naples, emerged every spring from the water to cheer the people with her melodious song, and they paid her back with gifts such as flour, water, orange flower, sugar and eggs. One day the siren gave these gifts to the gods, who in turn made a delicious cake. So was born the ‘pastiera’.