Neapolitan Migliaccio, the recipe for the Carnival dessert

Migliaccio is a typical dessert of Neapolitan cuisine based on ricotta, semolina and milk to be prepared for the Carnival party.

What Carnival would be without mileage, the typical dessert of bell tradition? This cake has very ancient origins and according to ancient customs it was prepared by mixing pork blood with flour mile, from which it takes its name. Today, basically, to prepare the Neapolitan mileccio, the original recipe no longer provides for the use of blood and semolina, which is processed with milk, ricotta and other ingredients, replaces millet.

Try to prepare it at home: this dessert is good enjoyed during all the year and everyone will surely like it. Here is the preparation of the Carnival mile.

Neapolitan milestone
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Preparation of the Carnival millet

  1. In a saucepan, heat the milk, the water, the butter with the vanillin and the lemon zest. Once the milk has absorbed the citrus aroma, remove the peels and pour the semolina, continuing to turn for about ten minutes.
  2. Once ready, let it rest until it is cold. It is important that it is cold otherwise you risk cooking the eggs.
  3. At this point, in another bowl, beat the eggs with the remaining part of the lemon and orange peel, then pour in the sugar until you obtain a frothy mixture; then add the ricotta and lastly the semolina. Continue to mix the mixture until it is nice homogeneous.
  4. Transfer all the dough into a cake pan and you just have to bake the Carnival cake in a hot oven at about 200°C for at least 50 minutes.
  5. Let cool and decoratelo with a layer of powdered sugar. Enjoy your meal!

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Mileage retention

We recommend keeping it in the refrigerator until it is time to serve it and no later 3/4 days after preparation.

READ ALSO: The best Carnival desserts of the Italian tradition

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