SBRISOLONA

Ingredients

1 cup white flour and cornmeal
1 tsp. ground coffee
1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa
salt
1 tbs. sugar
2 tbs. butter
1 cup white wine
1 tbs. orange-flower water or vanilla liqueur
2 tbs. candied orange and 1 pinch citron, diced
2 tbs. candied cherries
1 oz. chocolate
1 tbs. cocoa powder

How to make the Crumbly Cake:

Pour the flour and cornmeal on a pastry board and mix together with the sugar, ground almonds, grated lemon zest, vanilla and a pinch of salt. Break the egg yolks into the center of the flour, add butter and lard cut in small pieces and knead till all ingredients are mixed together. The dough should remain crumbly.

Butter a 10-in. tart pan and pat in the dough, leveling the top. Bake for about one hour at 350°F. Let cool and sprinkle with sugar before serving.

Note:
It is advisable to slice the sbrisolona while still hot to prevent it from breaking, since it gets rather hard when it cools down. If tightly closed in a cake tin, this sbrisolona cake keeps for several days.

Regional recipe from Lombardy