Friday, March 4, 2011


This is a recipe that I have tweaked and perfected to my family's liking.
If you like more marmalade or jam or jelly, go for it! But I like mine with a crunch and a little chew!
This is a recipe that I make for my family and we can't get enough of it!!!  ENJOY!

What you will need:
2 cup(s) white all-purpose flour   
1 1/2 cup(s) regular butter   
3 Tbsp Sugar in the Raw Turbinado Sugar from Natural Cane   
1 large egg yolk(s)   
1 Tbsp lemon zest   
1/4 tsp sea salt   
6 Tbsp strawberry jam   
3 Tbsp water   

How to make it:

Mix together your flour, sugar salt and zest of one lemon.
Cube COLD butter and add it to the mix. Use your hands to incorporate the butter into the flour mix. You want it to be crumbly. Next, add your egg yolk. Mix it with your hands. Then add 2 TBSP of ice cold water. Mix it well with your hands. If it is still too crumbly, add another TBSP of water. Ball the dough and wrap. Refridgerate for 30 minutes. 
Take it out and roll it like a pizza crust. Add 6 TBSP of your favorite jam. Roll over the edges into the crostata to keep all the jam in.
Bake for 30 minutes at 400.