From the blog Everyonewantstobeitalian:
In my family Easter means braided breads with eggs in the middle and other traditional sweets and pies.
Pizza rustica, also known in many dialects as “piena,” “chiena” and “ghena,” is very common, especially among those who hail from the Campania Region. (Avellino, Naples, etc.) In my family’s Calabrese tradition, pizza rustica is not that popular, however, we’ve adopted the tradition of making it anyway.
In the photos below, my mother and friend are making the breads which they focused on today. These particular braided rolls are dense and slightly sweet. The egg in the middle is the contrast to the sweet taste in each bite.
The other bread or pastry that you see is called “pitte” in our dialect. We usually make these at Christmas time. These half shaped moons are filled with a mixture of dried figs, nuts, cocoa and hint of nutmeg.
By next week I am sure the pizza rustica will be prepared so look back for more photos!