Torta Della Nonna

Italian Cream Tart

Torta Della Nonna, means "Grandmother's Cake" in Italian and its made by filling a buttery shortcrust dough filled with cream Italian pastry cream. Most times the pastry cream is toped with a crust and sprinkled with crunchy pine nuts.

You will need:

For the pastry dough:

For the Pastry Cream

1. process the flour and sugar. 2. Add butter and lemon zest and process. 3. Add the egg and process. 4. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hours.

1. Make The  Short Crust

1. Mix the yolks, and cornstarch then drizzle 1/4 cup of cream. Bring the rest of the milk sugar and vanilla to a boil.

2. Make The Pastry Cream

2. Drizzle 6 tablespoons of the hot milk into the egg yolk mixer (while stirring) 3. Strain the egg yolk mixture, pour it into the milk. 4. Cook while stirring until thickened. 5 Place a plastic wrap over the surface of the cream.

1. Roll the pastry dough and press it into a tart shell. 2. Fill with the pastry cream. 3. Top with crust. 4. Sprinkle with pine nuts and bake.

3. Assemble