La tiella di Gaeta

Fresh-anchovy pie

Preparation info

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Appears in

Popes, Peasants and Shepherds

Popes, Peasants and Shepherds

By Oretta Zanini de Vita

Published 2013

  • About

The savory pie, typical of the pretty seaside town of Gaeta, takes its name from the pan, the tiella, in which it is baked. There are numerous possible fillings for it, with seafood and without.


For the Pastry

  • ¾ ounce (20 g) fresh cake yeast
  • 1 pound (450


To make the pastry, crumble the yeast into a small bowl and add 2 tablespoons lukewarm water. Mix gently, then cover the bowl and let the yeast sit for 6 to 7 minutes, or until it begins to foam. Mound the flour on a work surface and make a well in the center. Add the yeast, oil, a pinch of salt, an