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Crostata

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Dash
  Butter/Margarine 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Slightly beaten eggs 2
  Milk 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Milk 2 Tablespoon
  Plum preserves/Cherry preserves 10 Ounce (1 Jar)
Directions

In large bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Cut in butter or margarine till mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Combine eggs, 1/4 cup milk, and vanilla; add to dry ingredients and mix well.
Turn onto lightly floured surface; knead gently till smooth (10 to 12 strokes).
Reserve 1/3 of the dough.
Blend 2 tablespoons milk into remaining dough; pat into 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
Cut up large pieces of fruit in preserves.
Spoon preserves over dough in pan.
Roll reserved dough into a 12x10-inch rectangle.
Cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-wide strips.
Carefully lay half of the strips 1 inch apart across dough.
Arrange remaining strips atop in diamond-shaped pattern.
Bake in 400° oven for 18 to 20 minutes.
Cut into bars.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Italian
Method: 
Baked

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Katia's picture
amazing recipe. You could also add a nice liquor to the preserves. You could use any type of preserves if you want from apricot to cherry to even nutella! either one would be amazing. make lots because it freezes well too.