torta al limone - a taste of yellow
There is something I would like to draw your attention to. You migth have seen it already, it´s about a blog event called A Taste of Yellow. Our fellow blogger Barbara over at Winos and Foodies invites food blogers to participate in LiveStrong Day by making some type of dish containing yellow food.
"LIVESTRONG Day is the Lance Armstrong Foundation's (LAF) grassroots advocacy initiative to unify people affected by cancer and to raise awareness about cancer survivorship issues on a national level and in local communities across the country. LIVESTRONG Day 2007 will occur on Wednesday, May 16."
I thought I will try to bake something if I´ll have the time somewhere next week but I guess this tart that I made yesterday wouldn´t be all too wrong either.
Main ingredient as yellow as can be
Biggest problem is that there are numerous recipes for Torta al Limone and I don´t even remember what the cake looked or tasted like anymore, besides that it was divine.
Anyway, I decided to try different recipes until I eventually exclaim: "this is the one!". The first one I tried is from Carlotta - fellow forummer on nigella.com - who has kindly translated the fallowing recipe for me. Thank you Carlotta :)
Torta al Limone
For the pastry:
250g flour 100g sugar
125g butter, softened
pinch of salt
4 tbsp milk
For the filling:
2 eggs, separated
juice of 2 lemons
Place the butter, flour, salt and sugar in a food processor and pulse till the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the egg ans milk and process until the dough comes together. Gather into as ball, wrap in clingfilm and put into the fridge for 1-2 hours.
Torta al Limone
Recipe says you should sprinkle with icing sugar and then put in the oven for 5 minutes at 250C. Well, that is exactly what I did but the top didn´t look very pretty, it started to burn very quickly and since the filling was still very soft I couldn´t even lay a bakind parchment on it. I guess you could just try is without the sugar-sprinkling part.
This lemon tart is very nice but this just isn´t IT... So the search goes on...