If you say Rome, you say Maritozzo...
I got myself a treat: one of the most popular pastries here in Rome.
Every time I have a day off work, I'll try to fight my laziness and go for a walk. Despite the clouds and rain I decided to go out today. After a pretty long walk I got myself a reward, a "Maritozzo", which is a typical pastry from this region of Italy, Lazio.
In Rome, the Maritozzo is an institution, a sweet treat in the morning or in the middle of the night. This pastry is basically a sort of sweet brioche bread filled in the middle with a generous quantity of whipped cream.
Eating a Maritozzo is something very satisfying, both for the size and the sweetness. The more brave Maritozzo eaters add on top pine nuts, raisins or orange zest – an energy booster indeed.
The dough is made with flour, eggs, butter, honey and salt, and the making process requires many hours of leavening. It is not easy to make them at home, but it is – if you live in Rome –possible to get one almost everywhere.
I chose this location to eat my well gained reward. It's a nice spot here in Rome, a park called Giardino degli aranci, (Orange's garden) where there's a panoramic view of the city.