Crostata with Jam and Marmalade

Tris CrostataThis recipe comes from Beatrice’s niece, Maria, who was born,
raised, and currently lives in Siena. “If she can make an
excellent crostata, I can do it, too,” Beatrice says about her niece, who can’t boil an egg.

We actually love crostata for
exactly that reason, because it is easy and it only takes a few good
ingredients to make; and, of course,  it is an Italian breakfast essential.

Recipe: Caffe’ Sicilia Trio Crostata

Makes a crostata roughly 10 inches in diameter.


– 2 cups of flour

– 1/2 cup of butter

– 1 cup of sugar

– 1 egg

– 1 egg yolk

– zest of 1 lemon

– pinch of Salt

jam and/or marmalade


– Pre-heat the oven for 340 °F

– Combine all ingredients

– Mix until the dough is uniform

– Roll out the dough with a rolling pin (saving a small
portion for the top of the crostata)

– Fit dough in a shallow pie dish

– Add jam and/or marmalade as desired

– Decorate the top of the crostata with strips of dough
as desired

– Bake for 30-40 minutes

– Bake for 5 additional minutes in the broiler if the top
is not thoroughly cooked.

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