Alvaro’s Fruit Flan

La Crostata di Frutta di Alvaro

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Appears in
Italian Regional Cookery

By Valentina Harris

Published 1990

  • About

Alvaro Maccioni has a sweet tooth. When he talks about cakes and desserts, his eyes light up and he becomes tremendously passionate about the subject. This very simple Tuscan fruit flan is made in exactly the same way as his mother used to make it for him when he was a boy. You can use ordinary shortcrust pastry if you wish, but the result is by no means the same. Alvaro serves the flan at his restaurant in Chelsea and after eating it there I asked him what makes it so light and soft, yet m