A cake from Tuscany

A cake from Tuscany

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Under the Walnut Tree
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Fanny Bergenström

During a stay in Tuscany, we came across an exquisite cake at the bakery in San Gimignano. It was filled with smooth vanilla custard, raisins and almonds, and inspired us to make this luscious cake.

Dough

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
150g butter, at room temperature
4 tablespoons caster sugar
1 egg yolk, (reserve the egg white)
175g plain flour

Filling and topping

Quantity Ingredient
200ml Vanilla custard
2 tablespoons raisins, (optional)
2 tablespoons amaretto, (optional)
1 tablespoon cornflour
75g almonds, blanched and peeled
3 tablespoons icing sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon sugar mixed with the reserved egg white, for brushing

Method

  1. Prepare the vanilla custard and leave to cool. To make the dough, cream the butter with the sugar and egg yolk, and then stir in the flour. Work into a dough, then divide it in half and shape into two rounds. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, soak the raisins in a bit of amaretto, if using.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Roll out one of the dough pieces into a circle, flouring lightly while rolling. Line the base of a small 18-20 cm pie tin with the dough, and bake it in the oven for 15 minutes.
  3. Combine the vanilla custard with the cornflour, and spread this on the pie crust, leaving the edges unfilled. Scatter the amaretto-soaked raisins over the top.
  4. Roll out the other dough piece to fit the tin, and cover the filling completely. Press lightly around the edge to pinch the dough pieces together. Brush the top of the dough with the reserved egg white mixed with the sugar, then sprinkle the almonds over the top.
  5. Bake at 180°C for about 30 minutes, or until golden. Allow the cake to cool and then dust generously with the sifted icing sugar.
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