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