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How to make Italian crunchy tart

Here is the fabulous Italian crunchy tart or torta sbrisolona.  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.


crunchy tart




Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: Serves 6


  • 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



  1. Blend all the ingredients laying them out on the work-surface.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together to obtain a heterogeneous pastry dough.
  3. Put the dough into a baking mould.
  4. Lay the unpeeled almonds on top of the crumbled mix. Bake in a preheated oven at 360°F.
  5. Serve your crunchy tart.


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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