THE RECIPE OF PAOLO ZORZENONE’S GUBANA
Ingredients for 8 people:
250 gr. Flour, 0, 80 gr. Butter, 70 gr. Sugar, 30 gr. Honey, 1 egg, 1 egg yolk, 50 gr. Milk, 10 gr. Brewer’s yeast, 2gr. Salt, 150 gr. Pine nuts, 100 gr. macaroons, 100gr. raisins, 1 lemon, 1 egg white, 3 gr. Bitter cocoa, 10 gr. Peanut oil Liqueurs: marsala, grappa, vermouth, amaretto, rum to taste .. Canella to taste, Vanilla to taste
Before starting with the dough, prepare the raisins, soak the raisins with the distillates, cover them well and leave to soak for 2 – 3 days. Mix the flour (half the weight) with brewer’s yeast, milk, 10 gr. sugar. Then add the egg, the yolk and a pinch of salt. Knead vigorously until you get a soft dough. Let it rise for 1 hour. Add the other metta of the flour, 40 gr. of butter and 20 gr. of sugar, mix everything well and let rise for 12 hours.
For the stuffing:
Toast the pine nuts with 10 gr.Butter. Once cooled, add the chopped dried fruit: almonds, walnuts; macaroons, pinch of salt, vanilla, cinnamon, candied fruit, lemon zest, and raisins (previously soaked) Mix everything thoroughly, wetting it with Marsala from time to time, becoming a soft and not dry filling. Let it rest for 24 hours. Roll out the dough into a rectangular shape, grease the dough with a little melted butter and then distribute the filling generously over the entire surface. Roll it all up, sealing the two ends well. Stretch the roll obtained and roll it up. Place the Gubana in a buttered mold and let it rise. Brush the surface with the beaten egg white and add a little granulated sugar to the top. Bake at 180 degrees for 45 min.Let it cool for about 6 hours and then it will be ready to be served.
CESARE ZUCCA Travel, food & lifestyle.
Born in Milan, Cesare lives between New York, Milan and the rest of the world. For WEEKEND PREMIUM he photographs and writes about cities, cultures, lifestyles. He likes to discover both traditional and innovative gastronomic delights, to meet and interview top chefs from all over the world and to ‘steal ‘their recipes… All of them treasured in his blog, with a “Non Touristy Tourist ” style