Zuccotto Florentine dessert

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I suggest you make Zucotto, which can be the excellent decoration of the Christmas table. Zucotto – traditional Florentine chilled dessert, pie-dome. Cocotte, made in the form of pumpkin (zuccotto in Italian means "little pumpkin"). According to legend, the first author of this cake was inspired by the shape of the dome of the Florence Cathedral. The recipe for this dessert I saw at Anastasia Skripkina on the website say7.info and immediately decided that I'll cook:) the Recipe is slightly changed, very small adjustments.

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Ingredients for Zuccotto Florentine dessert

Step by step instruction of cooking Zuccotto Florentine dessert

Шаг 1

So, for Zucotto we need:

Biscuit:
1. Flour-100 grams.
2. Butter-100 grams.
3. Eggs-2 pieces.
4. Granulated sugar-120 grams.
5. Vanilla sugar-1 packet (in the original recipe there).
6. Baking powder-1 sachet.
7. Cocoa powder-20 grams.
8. Sour cream-3 tablespoons (original recipe is not).

Filling:
1. Cream with a fat content of 33-35%-300 grams.
2. Sugar powder-100 grams.
3. Cherry-250 grams.
4. Nuts (I have almonds)-100 grams (original recipe-50 grams).
5. Chocolate-50 grams.

Шаг 2

Mix the sifted flour, baking powder, cocoa powder.

Шаг 3

To them add the softened butter, mix well.

Шаг 4

Egg whisk with sugar and vanilla sugar.
In the original recipe the sugar is immediately added to the flour, eggs whipped separately and then added.

Шаг 5

Add the sugar-egg mixture to the dough. Mix well.
At this stage, will discuss in more detail. The oven I have an old, bakes unevenly, dries one edge. Therefore, when baking a sponge cake I got dry, more like sand. I think it partly out from the fact that sugar was not added to the eggs, and once in the flour, respectively, have not disappeared... So, when I started to redo the biscuit, eggs whipped with sugar. But, it seemed to me that the dough is still a little tight, so I added three tablespoons of sour cream and stirred with a mixer. After that the dough was very airy, akin, rather, to the cream :)

Шаг 6

The dough spread on a baking tray lined with baking paper, and level. Put into the oven at 180 degrees for 15-20 minutes. I have baked exactly 20 minutes.

Шаг 7

At this time in the form of dessert vistream with cling film. I have a bowl with a diameter of about 20 cm.

Шаг 8

Ready cake remove from oven and allow to cool. It turned out just divine! Incredibly fluffy, very soft in the mouth direct crumbles and melts :) I think this cake is well suited for rolls.
From the cooled sponge cake cut out a circle the diameter of our forms and triangles to cover the wall. I needed 6 triangles and biscuit still left.

Шаг 9

Prepare the filling.
To do this, grind nuts, chocolate (I rubbed on a large grater), cherry. My cherries were frozen, I cut until it has time to melt. After leaked juice. Zelikovich reserve a few berries for decoration.

Шаг 10

For the cream whisk the cream and icing sugar. At this stage you have to be very careful that the cream started to turn into butter. Need to whisk until until the mixture thickens and the mixer will start to appear grooves. Once that happens, the beating should stop.

Шаг 11

In cream add chopped nuts, stir.

Шаг 12

Chocolate. As well interfere.

Шаг 13

Last add the cherries and all mix well.

Шаг 14

Ready cream put into the form with biscuit.

Шаг 15

Cover the top cut out circle. Remove the dessert in the fridge for 6-8 hours. I he stood the night on the balcony.

Шаг 16

Ready Zucotto overturn on a plate and get out of shape.

Шаг 17

Optionally sprinkle with icing sugar and decorate with cherries.

Шаг 18

Bon appetit:)