King’s saffron tartlet with cheese and truffle custard


Ingredients for 4 people

For the tartlet:

  • 250 g of saffron flour
  • 80 g of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 g of butter
  • 1 untreated lemon
  • a pinch of salt

For the cheese custard

-6 yolks
-150gr. Of sugar
-400gr of whole milk
-100g of fresh cream
-20g of corn starch
-20g of rice starch
-200gr boot
-Dark chocolate to taste.
-Truffle to taste.


To make the tartlet:

  1. In a planetary mixer, add the butter at room temperature, mix it with the sugar and a pinch of salt
  2. Add the saffron flour and lemon zest. Keep going to knead
  3. Also add the eggs and continue mixing
  4. Transfer the dough to a clean and floured work surface and mix well with your hands
  5. Form a loaf, wrap it in cling film
  6. Let it rest for a couple of hours in the refrigerator
  7. Then, roll out the dough and place it in the desired molds
  8. Prick it at the base with a fork
  9. Put some beans on the bottom of each tartlet
  10. Cook at 170 ° C for about 30 minutes

For the cream:

  1. Put the egg yolks, vanilla and sugar in a bowl and whisk them with a whisk
  2. Then add the corn starch and rice flour and mix them with composed of eggs.
  3. Put the milk, cream and vanilla essence in a saucepan nice roomy. When the milk has reached a boil, add the mixture of eggs and flour.
  4. Without stirring, wait for the egg to be incorporated into the milk.
  5. Then quickly mix the cream with a whisk and turn off the heat.
  6. Immediately pour the custard into a bowl, cover it with transparent film, placing the film in contact on the cream and let it cool. Once cooled, add the mascarpone and mix well.
  7. On a serving plate lay the tartlet and with a sac à a few fill the tartlet with the cheese custard in fine garnished with slices of white truffle and dark chocolate grated.

We thank the chef Giuseppe Francesco Luci for making it.

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Congratulations on the award, it's well deserved! You guys definitely know what you're doing. Looking forward to my next visit to the winery!