Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Almond tart - torta di mandorle

Several years ago, when i lived in Europe, I would make regular visits to Sicily - Catania to be precise - to shop and to eat! This is one of my favourite desserts and i got the recipe off the Locandiera of our pensione who was also the cook.
250 gr. flour
300 gr. sugar
pinch of salt
3 egg yolks and 1 whole egg
100 gr. butter
250 gr. Almonds chopped
powdered sugar
1/2 pack instant yeast

Mix the flour, and yeast, add the butter in pieces, 50gms of sugar, 2 egg yolks and 2 tbs of iced water. Let rest for 20 mins
Chop the almonds and add 250gms of sugar, 1 egg yolk, 1 whole egg and the vanilla sugar and mix well.
Grease a baking pan , put in the pastry covered by the almond mixture and level out. Cook at 180 for about 35 mins.When cool dust with powdered sugar

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