TORTA DELLA NONNA

Photo by Cathy T.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • dough:

  • 2

    cups all purpose flour

  • 1/4

    cup sugar

  • 1/2

    teaspoon baking powder

  • 1

    teaspoon lemon zest

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    egg

  • 2

    egg yolks

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla

  • 1/2

    cup chilled butter

  • Some flour for dusting

  • filling:

  • 2

    cups milk

  • 1/2

    cup sugar

  • 2

    teaspoon vanilla

  • 1/2

    tsp lemon zest( i add the zest from 1 lemon)

  • juice from 1 lemon (i added this)

  • 5

    egg yolks or 2 whole eggs (i used 2 whole eggs)

  • 2

    tablespoons flour

  • 2

    teaspoons cornstarch (i added this)

Directions

The Pastry 1- Mix all the dry ingredients well in a large pan. 2- Add the vanilla and chilled butter to the flour and mix well for about 30 seconds. 3- Add the eggs and knead for about 1 minute or till the whole dough come together, don't over knead, the butter shouldn't melt while you knead. 4- Divide this dough into 2 pieces, one slightly bigger than the other, and wrap them in plastic. (i didn't put anything on top, used the dough for the bottom only) Refrigerate for 20 - 30 minutes. Now start making your custard The Custard 1- Heat milk, vanilla, 1/4 cup sugar and lemon zest in a saucepan. Turn off heat before it starts to boil. set aside. * 2- Beat the eggs with sugar, (cornstarch, lemon juice) and flour until well mixed. 3- Pour the milk very slowly on the egg mixture while whisking. 4- Return the egg and milk mixture back in the saucepan, over medium heat and keep whisking until you get a think custard. Add rasisins. 5- Cover the surface of the custard with a plastic wrap, and put in fridge for 1 hour. * You can use canned custard, just add lemon zest to it.

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