Italian Crostata

Italian Crostata is a sweet treat for any occasion. You can transform it into a thousand different tarts, depending on the filling: fruit tart, chocolate tart, custard tart, ricotta tart or apple tart.. But jam filled crostata is a timeless classic of Italian pastry

INGREDIENTS

For the Pasta Frolla: – flour  – granulated sugar – unsalted butter – eggs – salt – baking powder – lemon zest  For the Filling: – apricot jam or the jam you prefer

How to Make It

1

PASTA FROLLA step 1

Place the flour on a pastry board then make a hole in the center. Add the sugar, baking powder, salt, lemon zest and eggs at room temperature.

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PASTA FROLLA step 2

Finally, add the cold butter cut into small pieces. Combine it quickly with your hands.

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PASTA FROLLA step 3

Mix the ingredients quickly. Finally, form a loaf and wrap it in cling film. Let it cool for AT LEAST 1 HOUR in the fridge.

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4

Roll out 2/3 of pasta frolla with a rolling pin until it reaches a thickness of about 1/2 cm (1/4 inch).

Roll Out the Pasta Frolla

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Place the pasta frolla in a tart mold. With the help of your hands, make a long roll of pastry as thick as a finger. Now, arrange the roll of pastry around the edge of the tart.

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Press the tines of a fork on the roll of pastry along the edge, as a decoration. Then, pour the jam and spread it over the whole surface.

4

Make other rolls of pastry, flatten them with your hands and arrange them to form the classic decoration of Italian jam tart, a criss-cross pattern to form rhombuses or squares.

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Bake and serve

Bake in a preheated oven at 180° C (350 F) for about 30 minutes. When the edge of the tart is golden brown, remove the crostata from the oven and let it cool before serving.