Desserts Recipes

Pasta Flora (Vegetarian , Vegan, Lactose- free)

Katerina Tsagogianni

Katerina Tsagogianni

Katerina is 30 years old and comes from Ioannina and Mytilene, two regions with important gastronomy, which made cooking and pastry making part of her daily life. She loves foreign languages, travelling, dancing, her plants and of course she spends endless hours in the kitchen creating sweet concoctions.

Traditional baking has always been her weakness, however, she started looking for a "path" that was healthier when she had her daughter. With the most deserving chef by her side, her daughter aged 2 years and counting, they are searching and discovering new paths and alternative ideas to turn sweets into "our friends" again.

This dessert has its roots in Italy and its original name is Pasta Frola. It is usually made with marmalade to contrast the sour taste of it with the sweet taste of the tart. It is an easy and very tasty dessert that you will definitely love!

Time: 10 min

Bake: 30 min


90 g sugar

230 g vegetable oil

1 tsp vanilla extract

20 g liquer

90 g orange juice

500 g self-raise flour

500 g marmalade or jam


  1. Preheat the oven to 170 C
  2. In a large bowl, pour the sugar and oil and mix a little with a whisk or by hand.
  3. Add vanilla brandy and orange juice and mix to homogenize the mixture.
  4. Add the flour and mix until a fluffy dough is formed that does not stick to the hands.
  5. Put on a grease paper and roll with the rolling pin to a thickness of about 1cm.
  6. Place it in your pan by turning the grease paper upside down over the pan.
  7. Fix the edges with your hands and cut off the excess with a knife.
  8. Pour the marmalade and spread it everywhere.
  9. You can roll the excess dough again with the rolling pin and cut it into strips or with a cutter in whatever shape you want and put it on top of the jam.
  10. Bake for 30 minutes until it gets a nice golden color.

Tip 1: Because the dough has enough oil, the pan does not need to be oiled before you put your dough in it.

Tip 2: If there is more dough left at the end you can make cookies and bake them about 20 min.

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