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Tarte Flambée With Grana Padano For An Easy Italian Treat


Italian Tarte Flambée with Prosciutto di San Daniele and Grana Padano
This tarte flambée is simple to make. Roll out the dough, top with a Grana Padano sauce, and add a dash of prosciutto and onions for an Italian take on tarte flambée. It's crispy, salty, and delightfully cheesy—perfect for a crowd.
Ingredients
  1. FOR THE PASTRY:
  2. 2 cups all purpose flour
  3. 1 cup milk
  4. 7 teaspoons yeast (approx. 3 packets)
  5. 1 teaspoon salt
  6. Pepper, to taste
  7. Nutmeg, optional
  8.  
  9. FOR TOPPINGS:
  10. 1 ¼ cup of ricotta
  11. 6 egg yolks
  12. 1 ¼ cup of crème fraiche
  13. 300g of prosciutto di San Daniele
  14. 4 small onions or shallots, diced
  15. 2 ¼ cup of grated Grana Padano
  16. Salt & pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 425° F.
  2. Put the flour into a bowl and make a well.
  3. In a separate bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm milk (around 100° F), add the salt, then stir. Pour this mixture into the well and mix into a dough.
  4. Put the dough on a working surface. Knead until smooth, then leave to rest for 20 minutes.
  5. Mix the ricotta, crème fraiche, and egg yolks together. Season with salt and pepper (and a little nutmeg, if desired). Do not add too much salt as the prosciutto is plenty seasoned.
  6. Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface until about 2mm thick. Put on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  7. Spread a 2mm thick layer of the egg mixture onto the pastry.
  8. Dice the prosciutto. Sprinkle the prosciutto first, then the onions, and finally Grana Padano on top of the tarte. Reserve a little Grana Padano for to sprinkle after baking.
  9. Bake for 8 minutes at 425°F degrees.
  10. Add the remaining grated Grana Padano before serving.
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Grana Padano

Grana Padano cheese has been a part of Italy's proud gastronomic heritage for nearly 1000 years. A staple in Italian cuisine, it has become the world's best-selling PDO cheese. It has a fine grainy structure and a mellow, tasty, yet never overpowering, flavor, and can be found aged between 9 months to over 24 months. Grana Padano possesses unique nutritional features and is naturally lactose free due to its production characteristics and the long ageing process.

2 thoughts on “Tarte Flambée With Grana Padano For An Easy Italian Treat”

  1. Linda Fenton says:

    My sources for cheese do not carry Grana Padano. Is it similar to Parmesan or Romano? Most of the recipes you publish are made with it which makes me very frustrated.

    1. Terri Wortman says:

      Grana Padano is a cow’s milk cheese from northern Italy and is similar to parmigiano in taste.

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