Italian Cake's

TORTA SBRISOLONA (Italian Crunchy Tart)

Great served with a cup of coffee or a glass of sweet dessert wine, sbrisolona will win your favor with its crumbly texture and simple, yet irresistible flavor.





Total Time: 40 minutes



  • 1 ½ lb all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ lb butter
  • 1 lb granulated sugar
  • 4 oz egg yolks
  • ½ oz baking powder
  • lemon zest, grated
  • 1 ¾ oz almonds
  • lb cornmeal



Step 1

Blend all the ingredients laying them out on the work-surface.

Sbrisolona (traditional crunchy tart) - step 1

Step 2

Mix all the ingredients together to obtain a heterogeneous pastry dough.

Sbrisolona (traditional crunchy tart) - step 2

Step 3

Put the dough into a baking mould.

Sbrisolona (traditional crunchy tart) - step 3

Step 4

Lay the unpeeled almonds on top of the crumbled mix. Bake in a preheated oven at 360°F.

Sbrisolona (traditional crunchy tart) - step 4

Chef’s Tips

The knack lies in preparing all the ingredients by crumbling them.

Do not let the mass become homogeneous.

Also the filling of the greased cake pan must be done by crumbling everything.


Source: Academia Barilla





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