Pinolata (Pine Nut Cake)
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  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
  2. In another bowl, mix together the butter and sugar until soft and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time. Then add the flour mixture. The dough should be quite soft.
  3. Butter a loaf pan and dust with flour. Pour the dough into the pan and sprinkle with the pine nuts. Bake for 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out dry.
  4. Remove from pan and cool completely on a rack before serving.
Another blogger who tried this recipe suggests mixing the pine nuts into the dough. I pressed them into the top, but found quite a few fell off and many got a rather brown, so if this is a problem, then mixing them in would be a nice solution.
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