Thursday, May 26, 2011

Grandma's Cake (Torta della Nonna)

Hello everyone !
First of all i'm sorry for this long inactivity but in the last few months i was dedicating all of myself to my most important recipe child to come Filippo, he will join my team in november ! I want to thank you my love Fabiana for this surprise. I love you !!!!!
I cannot post the ingredients and the method for this recipe though...but i assume that most of you will know :-)

Anyway, for you to forgive me here's a cake that my grandmother usually do and i assure you that's delicious !

Ingredients for the dough :

100g Butter
100g Sugar
2 Eggs
250g 00 Flour

Ingredients for the custard :

1 Whole egg and 6 yolks
120g Sugar
250g Flour
Half a litre of milk
Skin of a lemon

Method :

Mix the egg and the softened butter until you get a cream,then add the sugar and the flour,form a sphere,wrap in film and put it to rest into the fridge for at least half an hour.
While we wait let's prepare the custard : whisk well the eggs with the sugar then add the flour and at last the lukewarm milk and the lemon skin. Put everything on the fire at low flame and as soon as you see that the custard  is starting to boil take it out of the fire and let it rest for about 30 minutes.
Prepare the baking pan (it shoud be about 30cm of diameter) by putting some oven paper on it then take the dough out of the fridge and roll it to fit into the the pan,then finish it by putting the custard on it and some pinenuts for decoration on the top.

Bake for about 30 minutes at 180 °

When you take it out let it rest and sprinkle some icing sugar on the top.

Buon Appetito !