Pinolata – A Traditional Tuscan Recipe


Pinenut Cake

Ingredients (serves 6):

For the cake:

• 250 g sugar
• 250 g room-temperature butter
• 4 eggs
• 300 g flour
• Pinenuts
• Salt
• Vanilla
• Lemon rind


Cream the butter and sugar together until the consistency is fluffy and light. Next add one egg, stirring in one at a time, but not over-mixing. Then mix in the flour. Place half of the mixture into a cake tin. Next, you will need to make the ‘crema pasticcera’ as per the recipe. Layer this cream mix on top of the mixture already in the cake tin, before adding the remainder of the cake mixture. Sprinkle with pinenuts, then bake in a 150°C oven for 1 hour.


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