Slice of timpano
Timpano Is The Hearty Pasta Cake That Will Impress Dinner Guests
Timpano is a baked Italian creation featuring noodles, meat, cheese, and veggies in the shape of a circular double (or triple) layer cake that has a rich history.
Dating back to at least 19th-century Italy, timpano takes hours (or days) to make and is typically reserved for holidays and festive celebrations, especially Christmas and Easter.
The popular version shown in the 1996 film "Big Night" includes eggs, salami, ragu, and ziti noodles, but different regions
in Italy have their own recipes for the dish.
What really makes timpano is the assembly. Pasta dough is typically pressed in a deep circular pan, covering the bottom and the sides, and then sealed with more dough and baked.