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Not Without Food or Love & A Buttery Sbrisolana Torta from Mantova

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“Non si puo non mangiare, non si puo non amare”

One cannot live without food or love…

Ohh the necessities of life…food and love…

Torta Sbrisolana di Mantua (Crumbly Cake from Mantova)

excerpted from The Basic Art of Italian Cooking:DaVinci Style

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excerpted from The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: DaVinci Style

1 ½ cups(300)gr cornmeal flour

½ cup(100 gr) white flour

1 cup (200 gr) chopped almonds

¾ cup (150 gr) butter

2 egg yolks

½ cup (100 gr) sugar

grated zest of 1 lemon

1 tsp (95 gr) pure vanilla

Confectioner’s Sugar for topping

In a bowl place flours, egg yolks, lemon zest,softened butter. Vanilla. Blend the dough till it is well blended but crumbly. Crumble or sprinkle the crumbly batter into a buttered cake pan and bake in oven preheated to 350F (180C) for 1 hour. Remove from oven and cool before removing from pan. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

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