And it is again the time of the month where we come together from different blogs to reinterpret one the recipes proposed by Christianna at the Burwell General Store. This month lovely Christianna has chosen once again a cake. Christianna, Dennis, Toni, Sabrina, Lora, Lindsay, Mari, Mary, Jennifer, Crissy and Lauren, Jamie, Claire, Shari, Joy, Monique, Linda, Priya, Rachel, Alli, Katy, Lana, Emily, Jaclyn and I have come up with some sort of creative reinvention of the jelly cake.
I have been doing quite a bit of thinking and finally I settled on crostata. Crostata is a typical cake from Italy made with a sort of shortbread crust and filled with jam. I love it and hate it the same time. Love it because it is a memory of my childhood and one of the first things I learned how to bake. Hate it because good dough is super crumbly and it frustrate me to roll it out and move it around. Using plastic wrap to unroll the paste helps quite a bit, but I’d work with pie crust over this dough any the time. Anyway after screaming out in frustration a couple of times I usually get it done and the excellent result makes up for the frustration.
By the way don’t let me discourage you, this dough is simple and not that frustrating for anyone with average patience, I just have no patience in me…
By the way don’t forget to check out what my fellow bloggers,Christianna, Dennis, Toni, Sabrina, Lora, Lindsay, Mari, Mary, Jennifer, Crissy and Lauren, Jamie, Claire, Shari, Joy, Monique, Linda, Priya, Rachel, Alli, Katy, Lana, Emily, Jaclyn did.