This most typical savory pie is served at carnevale (the day before Ash Wednesday) and then again at Easter. The name derives from the village of Grottaminarda. The dough is sweet — this is the traditional way of preparing it. If the combination is not appealing, leave out the sugar; but note that the dough may be slightly dry and may need a bit more water to moisten it.
Pizza rustica makes an excellent appetizer or a main course for