Italian Pastries

NUNS’ BREASTH PASTRY (TETTE DELLE MONACHE)

This is a typical pastry from Altamura, in the South of Italy.

The name comes from the fact that these cupcakes remember the breast of a woman.

In this case, this typical dessert was and still is prepared by seclusion nuns.

This sweet is made with “pan di spagna” stuffed with a soft and tasty cream or whipped diplomatic and finally topped with icing sugar.

Recipe from: https://www.pugliamonamour.it/en/2014/04/07/nuns-breasts-cakes-le-tette-delle-monache/

Ingredients

  • 5 eggs
  • 5 oz sugar
  • 2 oz potato starch
  • 1 cup flour
  • chantilly cream
  • icing sugar

METHOD

Whip the eggs with the sugar until creamy.

Combine the potato starch and the flour and mix gently.

Transfer the mixture into a sac-a-poche and form small balls. Put them into cups.

Bake at 200°C (390°F) for 15 minutes. Prepare the whipped cream.

Once cooked, leave to cool and fill them with cream. You can cut them in half, or make a hole under the cakes and fill them.

Arrange them in the cups and finally sprinkle with icing sugar.

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