Torta della Nonna | Recipe

with white chocolate, lemon and pine nuts

Text:
Katharina Kuhlmann

Photography:
© Lena Fuchs

19 April 2024

If Italian mums can cook so well that children spontaneously burst into shouts of "Mamma Mia!", what has the cliché box reserved for Italian grandmothers? If we are to believe that they invented the cake named after them, "Torta della Nonna", then it is fair to say that Italian grandmothers are goddesses of baking. Because the cake, which is famous throughout Italy, filled with vanilla cream and sprinkled with pine nuts, simply tastes too temptingly like dolce vita. This is probably more than enough reason to travel to bella Italia in July with our Chocolate Journey 2024 and enjoy a delicious version of the summery cake with white chocolate...

Ingredients

For the dough:


Für den Teig:

350 g

spelt flour

100 g

raw cane sugar

1 pinch

salt

0.5

organic lemon (zest)

200 g

cold butter

2

egg yolks

2 - 3 tbsp

cold water

For the filling:

250 g

ricotta

6

eggs

1

organic lemon (zest)

150 ml

cream

150 g

VIVANI White Cooking Chocolate

0.5 tsp

ground bourbon vanilla

50 g

raw cane sugar

1 tbsp

cornflour

For the topping:

1

egg white

50 g

pine nuts

a little

icing sugar


making

baking time
40 - 50 minutes

level of difficulty
medium

01

Preheat the oven to 180 °C hot air.

02

For the dough, place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and knead quickly to form a smooth dough. Divide the dough into two halves - one part should be slightly larger.

03

Roll out the larger part into a round on a lightly floured work surface and line the cake tin completely with it. Prick the base several times with a fork.

04

Finely chop the chocolate for the filling. Place in a bowl with all the other ingredients for the filling and mix together.

05

Spread the filling in the tin and smooth out.

06

Roll out the second half of the dough on a lightly floured work surface and spread it over the filling in a 'wave-like' pattern. Gently press the edges together.

07

Brush the pastry lid with whisked egg white and sprinkle with pine nuts. Bake in the oven for approx. 45 - 50 minutes until golden brown.

08

Remove from the oven and leave to cool. Remove from the tin and sprinkle with icing sugar. Serve lukewarm or completely cooled.


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