Torta della nonna, which translates to "grandmother's cake" in English, is a classic Italian dessert that is beloved for its simplicity and comforting flavors.
The cake is typically made with a shortcrust pastry crust that is filled with a rich and creamy custard made from a mixture of eggs, sugar, milk, and flour. The custard is then typically flavored with a touch of lemon zest and vanilla extract.
Once the custard is poured into the pastry crust, the cake is typically topped with a generous layer of pine nuts and baked until the custard is set and the crust is golden brown. The result is a sweet and creamy cake that is rich and indulgent, yet not too heavy.
Torta della nonna is often served as a dessert or sweet treat during family gatherings and celebrations in Italy, and has gained popularity around the world due to its delicious taste and easy-to-make recipe.
It can be enjoyed warm or cold, and is often served with a dusting of powdered sugar or a dollop of whipped cream on top.