The distinguishing feature of this chocolatey cake is the crust: a fortress of puff pastry that houses a rice and chocolate filling. The recipe for torta coi bischeri does not guarantee the most aesthetically pleasing results. Sometimes it can look a bit rough and ready, while at others it will come out elegant and highly presentable. Whatever its appearance, it always tastes incredible.
This cake benefits from a registered label of quality control, which prescribes the use of rice, dried fruits, raisins, cocoa powder, chocolate and pine nuts from the San Rossore park. You can try them in bakeries in Pontasserchio, Vecchiano and San Giuliano Terme (the birthplace of the recipe), but you will find them all over the Terre di Pisa.