Torta Contadina - Valle del Crati

A fluffy cake with simple, wholesome ingredients, perfect for breakfast or a snack.

Preparing this recipe is really easy, just get a bowl and a fork and start mixing!

The addition of Peasant style Figs together with walnuts gives this cake a very special flavour and crunchy effect.


· 250 g 00 flour

· 150 g sugar

· 130 g organic extra virgin olive oil (or seed oil)

· 3 large eggs

· 10 walnut kernels

· 10 Peasant-style Figs

· 50 g corn starch

· 70 g milk (or vegetable drink)

· 1 sachet of baking powder

· Grated zest of 1 lemon

· 1 pinch of salt 


Chop the walnuts and Peasant style Figs with a knife and keep aside.

In a bowl, break the eggs, add the sugar and mix until light and fluffy. Now add the grated lemon zest, oil and milk and a pinch of salt, continuing to mix.

Add the flour, sifted starch and baking powder and when the mixture is well blended, add the walnuts and previously cut figs.

Grease a 24x19 rectangular baking tin or a 24 cm round baking tin and pour in the mixture.

Bake in a preheated, static oven at 170° for about 40 minutes, always test with a toothpick.