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Recipe Frangipane tart with pecan nuts and caramelized apples – Italian Cuisine


  • 125 g flour 00
  • 60 g butter
  • 35 g caster sugar
  • 15 g almond flour
  • 1 pc yolk
  • 75 g pecan nuts
  • 75 g butter
  • 45 g cane sugar
  • 15 g maple syrup
  • 1 pc big egg
  • salt
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 3 pcs small untreated red apples
  • 2 pcs lemons
  • 1 pc green apple
  • Maple syrup
  • pecan nuts

For the recipe of the frangipane tart with pecans and caramelized apples, mix the flour with butter
and sugar obtaining a sandy compound; knead it with the yolk. Shape the dough into a ball, cover it
and let it rest in the fridge for 2 hours. Roll it out into a sheet 3 mm thick and with it cover the bottom and the edge of a round hinged mold (ø 18 cm, height 2.5 cm), cutting out the excess dough. Prick the bottom of the dough with a fork, cover it with baking paper and place the special spheres on it for white cooking (you can replace them with dried beans). Bake the tart at 170 ° C for 20 minutes; discard the paper and balls and cook for another 5 minutes.
FOR THE FRANGIPANE: Whisk the pecans with the cane sugar reducing them into flour; add the butter, soft, the maple syrup, the egg and a pinch of salt; mix everything while continuing to blend. Spread the mixture in the pastry and bake at 180 ° C for 12-15 minutes.
FOR THE DECORATION: Peel the green apple and cut it into small pieces. Cook in a saucepan with the juice of 1 lemon for 10 minutes, then add 1 tablespoon of maple syrup and continue cooking for another 2 minutes. Let it cool and distribute it on the cake. Brush the edge of the cake with a little maple syrup and adhere a handful of chopped pecans. Prepare a syrup, dissolving 200 g of sugar on the fire with 200 g of water and the juice of 1 lemon. Bring to a boil and turn off. Divide the apples into thin wedges, removing the seeds, but without peeling them; dip the cloves in the syrup, drain and distribute them in a spiral on the surface of the tart.

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Recipe Pizzetta of bread with broccoli, raisins and pine nuts – Italian Cuisine


  • 100 g tomato sauce
  • a round casareccia loaf
  • a broccoli
  • raisin
  • Pine nuts
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt

For the recipe of pizzetta bread with broccoli, raisins and pine nuts, cut the loaf obtaining
from the base a 2 cm thick disk. Season the tomato sauce with a little oil and a pinch of salt and spread it on the bread disc. Bake at 200 ° C for about 10 minutes. Grate the broccoli florets in strips and season with a pinch of salt, oil, a little 'of raisins and pine nuts. Take out the bread pizza and complete it with the seasoned broccoli.