This pie is called Pasticciotto and is typical from my little town in the South of Italy. You wont be able to find it anywhere else! It is basically a soft pie filled with custard. I just love it! You guys should give it a try
(for the crust)
2 cups flour
2/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup sugar
3 egg yolk
(for the custard)
250 ml milk
2 tbsp flour
1/3 cup sugar
Step 1: Step 1: Make the Custard
Beat together egg yolks and sugar
Add the flour and slowly pour in the milk.
Bring it to a boil mixing till it gets thick.
Let cool down
Step 2: Step 2: Make the Crust
Mix all the ingredient together till you get a soft dough. Put it in the fridge for 20 min.
Step 3: Step 3: Shape It!
Take the dough and divide it into 3 portions. Divide each portion into 2 parts one bigger one smaller.
Take the bigger part and roll it out into a 0.5 cm thick disk. Use it to cover a muffin cup.
In the centre pour in a couple of spoons of custard. Roll out the smaller piece and use it to cover you pie.
Repeat with the other 2 portions.
Step 4: Step 4: Bake It!
Slightly brush your little pies with some egg and bake at 180 C for about 45 min.
I had some dough left over and I used it to make some small cookies.
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