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Strawberry crostata: making a real Italian delight

Erika IlyinaLS Food
Strawberry crostata. Source: freepik

Crostata is an Italian strawberry pie made with a variety of fillings, but always using shortcrust pastry. At its core, crostata is a "rustic" version of a free-form open fruit pie.

A food blogger with the nickname ann and food knows exactly how to make crostata. On Instagram, she also shared how to create an incredible strawberry filling that will definitely appeal to all lovers of this berry.

Strawberry crostata: making a real Italian delight

Ingredients

  • Flour - 300 gr
  • Sugar - 120 gr
  • Butter - 150 gr
  • Egg - 1 pc
  • Yolk - 1 pc
  • Salt - a pinch

Ingredients for the filling

  • Yolks - 4 pcs
  • Flour - 40 gr
  • Sugar - 100 gr
  • Milk - 400 ml
  • Vanilla - to taste
  • Strawberries for decoration - 500 g

The way of preparation

1.Prepare the dough. Mix the flour with sugar and salt, add the cubed butter. Mix thoroughly until crumbs form.

Strawberry crostata: making a real Italian delight

2. Beat the egg and yolk into the center of the dough. Knead until smooth. Form into a ball, wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Strawberry crostata: making a real Italian delight

3. Prepare the cream. Beat the yolks with sugar until smooth.

4. Add flour and vanilla and mix. Put on low heat and cook for 5 minutes. Gradually pour in the milk and cook until thickened, stirring constantly.

5. Grease the mold with butter. Take the dough out of the refrigerator and put it into the mold in a layer, 5 mm thick. Pierce the bottom with a fork.

Strawberry crostata: making a real Italian delight

6. Put the chilled cream in the oven and put it in the oven preheated to 180 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

7. While the cake is cooking, wash the strawberries and cut them into slices.

8. Put the strawberries in a circle on the finished crostata and garnish with mint.

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