Make a Tuscan Fruit Crostada at this Cooking With Paula Event. a classic Crostata di frutta is made with a sweet dough, past frolla, which is similar in composition and preparation to a shortbread. This "short crust" pastry, so named because of its shortened gluten strands producing a fine, rich crumb, is the base for sweet classic Italian desserts. In this session, you will learn how to prepare your own pasta frolla crust with the option of many different fillings of fruit, jams and cheeses. Registration is required and began Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. at the Reference Desk or by calling 203-239-5803.