How to incorporate almond paste into a recipe

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by andrea2524, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. andrea2524

    andrea2524

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    Hello,

    I am making a torta del nonna (pinioli tart) for a birthday dinner this weekend. I would love to incorporate almond past into the torta dough. I love the flavor and texture it adds. The problem I am running into is, the dough is very soft after I add the paste. It's breaking when I roll it out and even worse, after I bake it and remove it from the tart pan, it falls apart. I added 4oz of paste to my dough. Any suggestions on how to correct this problem?

    Dough Recipe
    • 3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 stick plus 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (7 ounces), softened
    • 2 large eggs
    • 4 large egg yolks