Hello! This is a first attempt for me on making this recipe, and we liked it so much, so I decided to bring it to Fiesta Friday this week. What’s “sbrisolona“? It’s a type of cake widely spreaded in my region, in northern Italy, and it’s made basically by two type of flour, butter, almonds, and eggs: at this base, you can add several ingredients, like white chocolate and berries, but also dried fruit and so on. The texture of this cake is sand-like, not uniform: the name “sbrisolona” means infact that “it crumbles easily”. Here the recipe:
– 250 gr. flour 00
– 150 gr cornmeal
– 200 gr granulated sugar
– 200 gr butter (room temperature)
– 2 egg yolks
– 150 gr white chocolate
– 130 gr raspberries
– 130 gr chopped and stripped almond
– 1 vanilla pod
– grated lemon (or orange) rind
– a pinch of salt
Put the flour 00 and the cornmeal in a big bowl. Add a pinch of salt, the sugar, the butter – previously chopped in cubes – and two egg yolks, then start mixing the ingredients, melting them by hands. I suggest not to use the mixer for this recipe or you’ll obtain the right consistence.
When the ingredients are well amalgamated, add the chopped almonds, the vanilla pod, the grated lemon rind and finally, the white chocolate and the raspberries. (if you wash the berries, then dry them with paper before adding to the mixture)
Put the mixture in a round baking tray (diameter 26 cm) covered with wax paper and spread out the mixture, pressing on its surface to compact it.
Cook the cake in pre-heated oven at 180°C for 45-50 minutes. When the cake it’s done, let it cool down on a grill for a while. Then sprinkle it with powdered sugar.
Sounds so interesting & delicious. 😀
Thanks Jhuls! Happy Fiesta Friday to you!
This is so interesting to me – it seems as if it’s almost a giant scone, but with eggs…I love all these flavors!
Thank you! a scone… you’re right, there are some common points! But to be sure I have to try making sweet scones at home next time! 😉
This is a lovely recipe that I am sure tastes delightful. Thanks for bringing it to Fiesta Friday!
Hello Zeba, thanks for your kind words! Happy Fiesta Friday also to you! We loved it, but it’s already finished.. 😦
Yum – white chocolate and raspberries. Lovely cake!
Thank you! I really liked it! If you think white chocolate is too sweet, you could use less of it or change it with milk chocolate 🙂
This is a new one for me. It looks delicious!
Hello Hilda, i can imagine, ’cause this type of cake it’s not so common even in some part of Italy. Glad that you liked it!
Thank you dear! You’re always so kind! 😉