Pasta Frola

Try this Pastafrola recipe! This quince paste tart is a classic for tea time in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. Enjoy it at home with a hot cup of Mate!

  • Servings 1
  • 40 mins.
  • Easy

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups self-rising Flour
  • 3 Egg yolks
  • Lemon zest
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 stick Butter
  • 1 1/2 cup Quince paste (AKA “Dulce de membrillo”)
  • 3 tbsp. Water

Directions

  1. Mix the soft butter with the egg yolk and sugar. Add the flour and zest. If needed, add some water.
  2. Mix without kneading.
  3. Rest the dough in the fridge while the quince melts with the water.
  4. Use 2/3 of the dough for the base and 1/3 for the strips.
  5. Cook 20-25 minutes in medium heat oven.

Pro Tips for a yummy Pasta Frola

Serve with a scoop of ice-cream and a cup of Mate.

What is Membrillo? (Quince Paste)

Quince paste (or quince cheese) is a sweet, thick jelly made of the pulp of the quince fruit. It is a common confection in several countries.

What does Membrillo taste like?

Dulce de membrillo has a sweet flavor tinged with a bit of sharpness and is similar to guava paste in both appearance and taste. In English, it is known as either quince paste or quince cheese.

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