A strawberry jam crostata is a type of Italian dessert that features a sweet pastry crust filled with strawberry jam. Overall, a strawberry jam crostata is a simple yet delicious dessert that showcases the natural sweetness of ripe strawberries and the buttery richness of a homemade pastry crust. It’s a great choice for any occasion, whether you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight dessert or a show-stopping centrepiece for a special occasion.
Prepare this extremely delicious cake and surprise your family. if you like sweet things, then I’m sure you will really like it and you will cook crostata often. So if you’re ready for cooking then let’s start!
Crostata with strawberry jam
- 390g of flour
- 40g of starch
- 140 g of sugar
- Salt q.b.
- Mix eggs with sugar in a deep bowl.
- Grind the butter, sift the flour through a sieve and add the starch.
- Knead the dough with gentle movements.
- Wrap the dough in cling film and put it in the fridge for 1 hour.
- Roll out the dough to a thickness of 5 ml. Put it in a mold and make sides
- Spread the jam all over the form.
- Roll out the other part of the dough and make strips about 2.5 cm wide.
- Lay strips of dough on top there to make a lattice. Bake in an oven heated to 180 C for 40 minutes
Once the crostata is assembled, it is typically baked in the oven until the crust is golden brown and the jam is bubbly and thickened. The finished dessert is often served at room temperature, dusted with powdered sugar or topped with fresh whipped cream.
Since I used starch in this recipe, the dough is very fragile.
There are several places in London where you can buy organic strawberry jam. Here are a few options:
- Borough Market: Borough Market is a popular food market located in Southwark that offers a wide range of fresh and organic produce, including organic strawberry jam. Many of the vendors at the market make their own jams and preserves, so you can find unique and artisanal products.
- Farmdrop: Farmdrop is an online grocery store that sources its products directly from local farmers and producers. They offer a variety of organic jams, including strawberry, and deliver to most areas of London.
These are just a few options for where to buy organic strawberry jam in London. There are likely many other health food stores, markets, and online retailers that carry organic strawberry jam as well.
Who can resist organic strawberry jam? But you can use other filling according to your taste. Just cook with love and you will succeed! Here is the link to another recipe for making crostata on our website, a lemon one. Stay tuned and I will share how to prepare a very delicious lemon cream for this cake.