Crostata: a cake to try

Crostata is a typical italian cake which my grandmother always cooked for me 😀 This cake is quite popular in Italy and there are many different versions of it. The crostata is made of shortbread and filled with jam 🙂 It’s not very difficult to make plus it’s not even much expensive 😉
300 grams of flour
200 grams of sugar
100 grams of butter
3 eggs
a pinch of salt
1 jar of jam,you can choose the jam that you like the most! for example I chose the apricot jam

First you should make the shortbread: you must pour the flour and the butter cut in pieces in a bowl,than mix it in a mixer or with a spoon until the you’ll have a compact and sandy compound. After this add the sugar,a pinch of salt and then the yolks. Mix the compound again until it will be compact and elastic. Now the shortbread is made and you must leave it to rest for about 30 minutes in the fridge. In the meanwhile you should take a baking tin and sprinkle it with the butter. When the 30 minutes have passed, you must take the compound back and put it on the table and with a rolling pin stretch it. Then pick the compound up and put it in the baking tin and sprinkle it with the jam. Remember: you should always have some mixture left in order to make the strips on the crostata 😉 Now make the strips with the mixture left and put them on the cake! Now it’s finished, you should only leave the crostata cooking for 45 minutes in the oven and then eat it 😉

This is mine ,it’s not very nice because of my horrible strips but the flavour was good 😛 There’s also my name written on it 😉


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First of all, let me state clearly that I am a human: two legs, two arms, brown hair etc (yep, everything is at its place) and then, I am Federica from the corrupted and mainly-famous-for-pasta-and-mafia country, otherwise known as Italy. I am a temple geek, I totally love temples, every kind: from Buddhist, to Taoist, to Shinto ones ? Other thing I am fixated on are anime (my God, I watched so many that I lost the count), pasta (of course, I am italian), ramen ? and travelling.I am really interested in travelling and discovering the world, I can say, it is my greatest passion and I try to persue it, everytime I am not busy with studying or attending some lessons at university

3 thoughts on “Crostata: a cake to try”

  1. I’m missing al the wonderful Italian pastries…I’ll be back soon as I now have my residency visa…yay! 😉

    Did your mother, aunts, and grandmothers get together at Christmas and make Gnocchi? I’m not sure that I remember how to make these delicious dumplings as I haven’t made them since high school. I will try again when back in Italy.

    1. Ahaha yeah during easter or Christmas they usually make everything like that! They gather together, quarrel, shout but in the end they make the gnocchi or lasagne or ravioli ahah oh yeah come back and have fun with your relatives here ? I really hope you will enjoy ?

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