Torta Della Nonna (Grandmother’s Tart)

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Pastry dough
400g all-purpose flour
200g butter, cold
150g confectioner’s sugar
1 pk vanilla sugar
pinch of salt
4 egg yolks

1l milk
8 egg yolks
250g sugar
1 vanilla bean
80g all-purpose flour, sifted

100g pine nuts
confectioner’s sugar

Grandma's cake, with cream and pine nuts

  1. Combine flour, salt and butter in a mixing bowl.
  2.  Add sugar, vanilla sugar and egg yolks and work ingredients together.
  3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the dough for 1 hour.
  4. Cut vanilla bean lengthwise and place in a saucepan together with the milk.
  5. Bring it to a quick boil and leave for about 10 minutes.
  1. To make the filling combine sugar and egg yolks in a mixing bowl and whisk until creamy. Whisk in 1/3 of the milk.
  2. Stir the flour into the mixture.
  3. Remove the vanilla bean from the milk and transfer the flour mixture into the milk.
  4. Boil for 3 minutes, while stirring constantly.
  1. Remove from heat and pour into a form. Place plastic wrap directly on the surface to prevent a skin from forming and refrigerate until cool.
  2. Butter and flour a tart pan. Using about 2/3 of the dough, line pan with dough.
  3. Prick the dough with a fork several times to prevent bubbles from forming and pour the filling into the pastry lined pan.
  4. Roll out the remaining dough and cover the filling, pricking it several times.
  5. Brush with milk or egg yolk and sprinkle the pine nuts evenly on top.

Pre-heat the oven to a 180°C and bake for 45 – 50 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely. Dust with confectioner’s sugar.


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