I know I know, I’ve posted this recipe before. But it was back in the spring of 2016. Given that the holidays are approaching quickly, and we are all in a baking-frenzy mode (…I’m sure it’s not just me!!) I thought: why not share this again?!
I bet this torta della nonna would look really good on your holiday table.
Just look at THIS!! Wanna make you grab that little fork and dig in, right?!?
Photos can speak louder than words sometimes.
You might have heard before of the “torta della nonna” (Italian Grandma’s cake). Or, if you are one of the lucky ones, you might have even tasted it.
Simple, yet so delicate, rich and elegant. A mouth-watering fusion of vanilla flavor, nutty taste, with a hint of lemony aroma.
This cake, that’s more like a pie, is made with a soft and velvety Italian custard cream squooshed* between two layers of buttery and perfectly crumbly pastry dough. All topped with sweet pine nuts.
*Squooshed: tenderly squeezed and gently smooshed … In case you didn’t know :)
And, if you are not a lover of pine nuts, you can always substitute with sliced almonds. Still amazing!
As usual, I’m not just going to tell you how easy it is to make this dessert, but I’m going to show you with this quick video, and a recipe with step-by-step pictures.
You can serve this dessert by it-delectable-self, or next to some fresh berries. Looks delicious, right?!? After all, (Italian) Grandmas know better :)