Preparing the Lodi cake is very simple, it is a quick and easy dessert made with almonds and other genuine ingredients.
Also known by the name of Tortiona, the Torta di Lodi is a much loved Lombard dessert. Its name comes from the term torture, or the wire that was once used to divide this dessert into perfect portions. In any case, it is a cake similar to sbrisolona, as this too is enriched with almond flavor. However, it differs in some characteristics in the preparation of the whole original. Easy to make and ready in a short time, the cake is made with genuine ingredients, only butter, flour, sugar and egg yolk. Bake it in the oven and let yourself be conquered by its delicate scent.
Preparation of the recipe for the cake of Lodi
First, pour the peeled almonds into the bowl of a mixer e chop them coarsely. Then, set them aside.
After letting the butter soften out of the fridge, cut it into chunks and put the pieces in a bowl.
Add the granulated sugar and mix to obtain a smooth cream.
Continuing to mix with a spatula, also incorporate the yolk.
Sift the flour and add it to the mixture, together with the chopped almonds. Mix everything together, stirring vigorously.
Add the baking powder (sifted) and the grated lemon zest and incorporate them. The result must be a firm and homogeneous dough.
Line a springform cake tin (with a diameter of about 26cm).
Place the dough inside and spread it evenlysmoothing the surface with your fingers.
Rub the entire surface with a fork, creating vertical and horizontal lines.
Bake in the oven at 180°C for 35 minutesuntil it appears golden.
Once cooked, remove from the oven and leave to cool completely.
Finally, all you have to do is decorate with icing sugar and flaked almonds and serve.
This cake is a typical sweet of Lodi, fragrant and tasty; you can enjoy it accompanied with mascarpone cream or simply eat it for breakfast. It is kept for 4 days about, under a glass bell.
Another unmissable dessert of the Lombard tradition is the Bertolda cake!
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