Hi everybody, today I want to share with you the recipe of my favourite cake, a really traditional sweet from the area among Modena, Ferrara and Bologna, the
TORTA DI TAGLIATELLE
Ingredients for 6/8 servings:
For the short pastry dough
200 gr 1 cup flour 00
80 gr just over 1/3 cup butter
80 gr just over 1/3 cup sugar
ome grated lemon peel
just a bit baking soda
For the tagliatelle
100 gr 1/2 cup flour 00
For the filling
90 gr just under 1/2 cup peeled and toasted almonds
90 gr just under 1/2 cup sugar
two table spoons Sassolino or other liqueur you prefer
For the garnishing
10 gr 2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp Sassolino or other liqueur
Prepare the tagliatelle: mix the egg with the flour until the dough is elastic. Film and put it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. At the end roll the dough by the pasta machine or by the rolling pin. Let the stripes dry for some minutes, then cut the tagliatelle. If you have the pasta machine, cut them by using the tagliatelle tool, if you don’t have the pasta machine, put a little flour on the stripes you have formed already, then roll them and cut them in stripes 5 mm thick, by using a sharp knife. At the end, unroll the tagliatelle and let them dry on the pastry board. In this case, I made tagliolini, thinner than tagliatelle.
Now you can prepare the filling: chop the almonds in pieces not too small, mix them with the sugar and with the Sassolino or other liqueur.
Line the short pastry in a pan, spread it with half of the almond filling, cover it with half of the tagliatelle, then put the remaining almond filling and cover it with the remaining tagliatelle. Spread them with the sugar and Sassolino for the garnishing, and then put on the cake some small pieces of butter.
Bake at 350° F (180° C) for 35 minutes. Serve cold. To taste spread the cake with some powdered sugar before serving.