PASTICCIOTTI LECCESI (CREAMY FILLED ITALIAN TARTS)

Post Views: 24,818 PRINT RECIPE OR SAVE PDF RECIPE FILEPasticciotti are small individual cream or custard filled tarts with either a vanilla cream or custard filling or chocolate cream or ricotta cheese filling. They are a wonderful Italian treat from Salento, Apulia (South of Italy). You may make them as small 3-inch tarts or even smaller “mini” tarts. In some Italian-American communities, they are called pusties.     SERVINGS:4-6   INGREDIENTS: 1 recipe of our Pastry Cream* (scroll down for recipe) 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour + more for dusting 2/3 cup sugar 1 stick butter softened to room temperature 1 egg + 2 egg yolks, divided 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Zest of 1/2 lemon   DIRECTIONS: 1.  Place the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat the ingredients until they form an airy light yellow cream. 2.  Once you have the creamed the butter and sugar, add the vanilla, egg and 1 egg yolk to the bowl. Using the mixer, beat the ingredients on medium speed until they are combined well. 3.  In a separate bowl, combine the flour, lemon zest, baking powder and baking soda. 4.  Add 1/3 … Continue reading PASTICCIOTTI LECCESI (CREAMY FILLED ITALIAN TARTS)