26 Feb 2019

The Matilda: a sfogliatella with a greedy heart

Sfogliatella, babà  or strawberries tartlet? Why puzzling with this doubt in front of a window when it is simply possible to order a Matilda?

The Matilda is in fact one of the last creations of the Gran Caffè Gambrinus confectionery, which contains in a simple sweet, the three culinary excellence of the above mentioned bells. A dessert that we could call “for the undecided”, or simply for the sweet tooth that can not resist the news.

A mix of goodness

This dessert looks like a puff pastry cone typical of the classic Neapolitan ricotta sfogliatella, with a filling of babà  inside, garnished with chantilly cream and wild strawberries. With only one choice and above all with only one bite, it is possible to taste three components of the best pastry made in Naples.

La Matilda is an exclusive dessert, signed precisely by the Gambrinus confectionery that you can eat both at the plate, while sitting at the historic cafeteria tables, perhaps accompanied with the excellent steaming coffee, and in a faster way that we could define “on the road “. Thanks in fact to its cone shape, this dessert, like many of the Neapolitan tradition, can be eaten without too many frills, perhaps while walking while enjoying the exceptional view of the city.

A small dessert for a great woman

The story of this dessert, in reality is nothing but a tribute to a great Italian writer and journalist who founded the morning newspaper the Morning, we are talking about Matilde Serao, a character whose story is closely linked to Gambrinus.

There could not therefore be a more appropriate tribute than this, a small dessert for a great Italian woman.