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Torta rustica

SERVINGS
8 to 10 servings
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8 to 10 servings
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Ingredients

Torta rustica
  • 4 large eggs, beaten lightly
  • 30 ounce whole milk ricotta cheese, placed in a strainer and set aside for approximately 1 hour to remove excess liquid
  • 6 ounce parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced prosciutto, chopped
  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced genoa salami, chopped
  • Pastry dough
  • 4 large eggs, beaten lightly
  • 30 ounce whole milk ricotta cheese, placed in a strainer and set aside for approximately 1 hour to remove excess liquid
  • 6 ounce parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced prosciutto, chopped
  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced genoa salami, chopped
  • 4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 stick (1 cup) cold unsalted butter, cut into bits
  • 4 stick large eggs, beaten lightly
  • Preparation

    Baking Directions:

    To make pastry dough, mix or pulse together flour, sugar, and salt with a food processor.

    Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal.

    Add eggs and pulse until eggs are incorporated and dough is formed.

    Form dough into a disk and chill, wrapped in plastic wrap for about 1 hour.

    Dough may be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered.

    To make torta rustica, preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

    In a large bowl, add all the cheeses, eggs, and heavy cream.

    Mix thoroughly then fold in the prosciutto and salami; mix well.

    On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a 1/8-inch thick round about 18 inches in diameter.

    Fit dough into a 9-inch springform pan, leaving a 2 to 3 inch overhang.

    Into the shell, add the cheese meat mixture.

    Carefully fold the extra dough over the top of the filling toward the center of the torte, leaving the top partially opened.

    Brush dough with egg wash.

    Bake torta in middle of oven for 1 hour, or until top crust is golden brown.

    Serve warm or at room temperature, cut into wedges.

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