Squash and Amaretti Cake



    300 g cleaned and diced squash 
    200 g sugar 
    100 g peeled almonds 
    100 g  Amaretti  biscuits
    150 g  00 flour
    3 eggs 
    70 g  butter 
    100 g  raisins 
    1 lemon rind 
    1 pinch of salt 
    1 packet of baking powder 
    1\2 tablespoon cinnamon

Procedure (the Bimby food processor was used for this recipe):

Clean and dice the squash, put the Amaretti biscuits in the mixing bowl and chop at speed 5, set aside.  Put the diced squash in the mixing bowl and process a few seconds at speed 5. Add 20 g butter and 50 g sugar, the salt and cook 10 min. at 100° speed 2. Let cool. 

Soak the raisins in lukewarm water. Put 150 g sugar, grated rind of 1 lemon, and the almonds in the mixing bowl: process for 10 sec. speed 9. Add the eggs, remaining butter and mix 1 minute speed 5. Add flour, cinnamon and Amaretti biscuits for 1 min. at speed 5; add squash and baking powder: 20 sec. at speed 5. Complete with the drained raisins: 5 sec. at speed 3 counterclockwise.  

Transfer the batter in a greased and floured pan and cake at 160° C for 40/45 minutes.

Let cool and decorate with powdered sugar... and … buon appetito!!



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