Nuns’ breasts cakes (le tette delle monache)

Posted on Apr 7 2014 by Redazione


“Tette delle monache” (“nuns boobs”) is a typical dessert from Altamura. The name comes from the fact that these cupcakes remember the breast of a woman. This sweet is made with “pan di spagna” stuffed with a soft and tasty cream or whipped diplomatic and finally topped with icing sugar.

5 eggs
150 g sugar
50 g potato starch
100 g flour
chantilly cream
icing sugar

Whip the eggs with the sugar until creamy. Combine the potato starch and the flour and mix gently. Transfer the mixture into a sac-a-poche and form small balls. Put them into cups.
Bake at 200°C (390°F) for 15 minutes. Prepare the whipped cream.
Once cooked, leave to cool and fill them with cream. You can cut them in half, or make a hole under the cakes and fill them. Arrange them in the cups and finally sprinkle with icing sugar.