Fresh fruit cake suggested by "Dany"
(La torta di frutta fresca proposta da "Dany")
- A) For the pastry:
250 grams of white flour
100 grams of sugar
120 grams. of butter cooked in a double saucepa
3 egg yokes
the grated peel of a lemon
3 spoons of milk
a pinch of salt
- B) The fruits:
1 delicious apple
1 quince peach
10 cultivated big strawberries already peeled and appropriately cut
1/2 small jar of fruit jelly cooked in a double saucepan with 3 spoons
- a knob of butter to grease the tin
the flour shaped like a fountain and put in the middle of this "fountain"
the sugar, butter, eggs, lemon and salt; mix all these ingredients very
well and then work this pastry very quickly, but not for a long time, in
order to form a sort of thick and shining ball. Cover this ball of pastry
and let it stand for about 30 minutes.
Then take an appropriate tin, grease it uniformly with butter, roll out
the pastry in the tin, one centimeter thick, then put it in the oven at
a temperature of 180° C for 10 minutes; after this time (in any case
check when it is well cooked) remove it from the oven and let it cool down
for a while.
Then position the pieces of fruits according to your own inspiration and
cover all the cake with the fruits, sprinkle with sugar and then brush abundantly
with hot fruit jelly in order to form a shining layer.
Let the cake completely cool down then cut it and serve it with sweet and
sparkling wine like "Brachetto".