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Base for cake heaven

  • Light as a cloud. Is’ the PARADISE CAKE. An excellent cake: the preparation is long but not difficult, It is very soft, ideal for fillings but fabulous alone with a dusting of powdered sugar. There is a reason if they call it ' heaven '. According to tradition the sweet has ancient origins in Lombardy, more specifically Pali: a monk of the monastery would have learned from a bride who lived near the monastery and then he'd prepared for the confreres who, for his goodness, They called it ' paradise '.
  • Ingredients for a 24 cm cake tinthe:

    1. 400 grams softened butter
    2. 400 grams powdered sugar
    3. 200 grams of flour 00
    4. 200 grams of potato starch
    5. 4 whole eggs and 4 egg yolks
    6. grated zest of one lemon

    Work in a bowl the butter with the icing sugar, using a wooden spoon or spatula, until it becomes foamy cream. In a bowl put the whole eggs and the egg yolks and put them slightly with a fork. Add a tablespoon at a time the eggs to the mixture of butter and sugar, doing well absorbed the egg before adding the next spoonful. This step can also be done with an electric mixer at medium speed. The mixture must be, at the end of the operation, fluffy, mounted and homogeneous. Unite, one tablespoon at a time, sifted flour, stirring constantly from the top down and finally lemon zest. Bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees for an hour. Is ideal for toppings, because it remains soft and fragrant for days, but care must be taken to cut it with delicacy.

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