Torta Sbrisolona

Crumbly Cornmeal Cake from Mantua

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In Nonna's Kitchen

In Nonna's Kitchen

By Carol Field

Published 1997

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This delicate dessert from Mantua is a cake like no other. The light crunch of cornmeal, the hint of lemon, the flavor of almond all combine to create a rich, slightly crumbly textured dolce. Luisa Cappelli may be from Tuscany, but she is more than willing to cross regional lines to make this for family and friends. The secret of its success lies in the unusual sequence of combining the ingredients. Do not be afraid of using your hands as you mix; it is i