5 of the best sfogliatelle at Chicagoland bakeries

Feb 12, 2014 2216

The recent flurry of Italian restaurant openings (Nico Osteria, Eataly, Cicchetti, Azzurra) has us thinking about some of our favorite classic Italian foods. Namely, sfogliatelle.

A successful sfogliatella—the clamshell-shaped, baked ricotta–filled pastry associated with Naples—is a creature borne of patience and balance. Producing its crunchy, multilayered shell entails a lengthy rite of stretching, folding, rolling and shaping lard-laminated dough. 

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Source: http://www.timeout.com

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