torta mantovana

Torta Mantovana – A Traditional Italian Recipe

torta mantovanaTorta Mantovana

Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 1 whole egg
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 150 g sugar
  • 180 g white flour
  • 150 g butter
  • peel of 1 lemon
  • 80 g pine nuts or shaved almonds
  • icing sugar


In a bowl, beat the egg, then add 150 g sugar and 50 g icing sugar. Mix well. Very slowly incorporate the melted butter, making sure to mix continuously, then add the flour and lemon peel. After mixing well, pour into a baking tin of approximately 25 cm diameter which has been greased and lined with baking paper. Cover the mixture with the almonds or pinenuts. Bake in a 180°C oven for approximately 45 minutes. Serve dusted with icing sugar.