Crosata -Daring bakers challenge November 2010


Hi

The 2010 November Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Simona of briciole. She chose to challenge Daring Bakers’ to make pasta frolla for a crostata. She used her own experience as a source, as well as information from Pellegrino Artusi’s Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well.

This months was an easy one. Simona challenged us to make Crosata which is known as a tart too and is an Italian dessert.The base of Crosata is made from paste frolla which is sweet short crust pastry. The filling can be varied ranging from jams, friut preserves, fresh fruits, pastry cream, ricotta ......The options are many:-)

I baked the crosata with apple and apple butter which i had prepared earlier.


INGREDIENTS

Superfine sugar 1/2 cup-1 tbsp

All purpose flour 1 3/4 cup

Egg 1

Butter( cold) 8tbsp

Zest of half a lemon

PREPARATION


Whisk the flour , salt and sugar in a bowl

Add the butter and mix well till it resembles like coarse crumbs

Make a well in the center of this mixture and add the beaten egg to it

Add the lemon zest too

Mix well and knead the dough into a ball.

Wrap the dough in a cling film and refrigerate for 2 hours . This can be refrigerated overnight too

FILLING

Apple butter 1 cup

APPles chopped finely 1

Raisins 2 tbsp


ASSEMBLING AND BAKING THE CROSATA

Preheat the oven to 190 C

Take the dough out of the oven

Roll the dough (nearly 3mm) inbetween two flour dusted parchment papers

Transfer this into a pie dish, Remove any extra dough hanging out of the sides

Prick the base with a fork. Keep it back into the fridge for another 15 minutes

Take it out of the frigde and spread the filling

Roll out the extra dough and cut it into thin strips or any other fancy shapes

Use these cut strips to make a lattice at the top

Brush the strips with beaten eggs

Bake till the crust becomes rich brown. IT took nearly 40 minutes for me

THE VERDICT




Well I liked it and my husband loved it, so did my mother-in-law but my daughter:-( ......She isn't that sweety sweety type:-( Hey don't get me wrong..SHE IS THE SWEETEST CHILD:-)......MY SWEET LOVE....MY LIFE.......It is only that she does not like much sweets She liked the tart base though:-) She said that it tasted like these biscuits which i had earlier baked for daring bakers challenge

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