Italian cuisine: Latteruolo
- WTI Magazine #147 Jan 22, 2022
Latteruolo is a nutritious milk-based Italian dessert typical from Emilia Romagna, Marche and Tuscany regions. Latteruolo is also known as lattaciolo or casadello and basically is a pudding cake made with milk, eggs, sugar, a little bit of flour and variously flavored with vanilla pod or lemon peel or ground nutmeg.
Another simple and delicious recipe from the tradition of the Italian countryside. Latteruolo is fresh, nutrient and very delicate so it can be perfectly suitable as afternoon snack or dinner dessert.
2 cups whole milk
3 oz granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup flour type 00, sifted
6 egg yolks
2 egg whites
1 pinch of salt
powdered sugar, to dust
In a medium saucepan, dissolve the sugar into milk at low heat, then add the vanilla extract and let simmer for 40 minutes. Allow cooling completely.
Preheat the oven to 350 F degrees.
Grease a 9-inch cake pan with butter and flour. Set aside.
With a hand or stand mixer, beat the egg yolks until yellow and frothy.
Add the flour little by little and continue to beat until incorporated.
Slowly add the milk and stir.
With a hand or stand mixer, whip the egg whites with a pinch of salt at stiff peaks.
Fold gently the whipped egg whites into the milk mixture.
Pour the cake batter into the pan and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Allow cooling in its pan.
Unmold the dessert onto a serving plate and dust with powdered sugar before serving.