6 Servings Pizza Grana *This is the recipe from Dom DeLuise’s book. Does anyone have the Caliendo recipe for Pizza Grana?
2 1/2 cups flour sifted
2 1/2 cups sugar
1/3 cup shortening
2 teaspoons vanilla
grated rind of 1 lemon (yellow part only)
grated rind of 1 orange (orange part only)
3 pounds ricotta cheese
1 cup cooked wheat grain (wheat grain may be found in health food stores)
First make the pie crust by blending together flour and shortening.
Add 1/2 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla and orange and lemon rind.
Blend well and roll flat on a floured cutting board.
Place in a 10x13x2 inch baking pan and set aside.
To make filling, separate remaining 6 eggs and beat egg whites until they form soft peaks.
Beat egg yolks well and add 1 teaspoon vanilla, ricotta cheese, 2 cups sugar, and grain.
Blend well and slowly fold in egg whites.
Carefully pour into pie crust and bake at 400° for 10 minutes.
Reduce heat to 350° and bake 40 minutes more until light and golden brown.