The pie of discord

The pie of discord
by silvia_cattaneo

The title I had chosen should have been "The pie of the entomologist", only then I thought I would have revealed at the beginning that yes, I cooked a tart a bit 'special, what in fact I finally preferred to call "The pie of discord".

The pie made with two rather particular ingredients and for some perhaps even disconcerting: the Banded Crickets Powder (cricket flour) and the Buffalo Worm Powder ("corn moth" flour).

Two ingredients that do not impede you in any way, if you have serious difficulties to enter the perspective of acceptance of this alternative futuristic food, to realize the traditional recipe of tart (since I got a bomb!) Excluding them without any sense of fault. From the series: not offended me!

That said, here is the recipe, of course in the full version of all the ingredients, those of discord included.

Preparation time: 1 hour.
Difficulty: medium-low.

Ingredients for a tart:

200g of flour type 1 (or 250 for the traditional version)
20g of Banded Crickets Powder
20g of Buffalo Worm Powder
100g of brown sugar
1 egg
125g of soft butter into small pieces
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of fine salt
1 jar of jam to taste
3 tablespoons of contrasting jam to decorate
3 tablespoons Paleo Granola (you can find it below in the picture, it's great!)


    • work the butter together with the flour, the yeast and the salt until obtaining a sandy mixture;
    • add the egg and brown sugar and work vigorously to obtain a homogeneous, shiny and firm dough;
    • after having given it a round and homogeneous shape, wrap the dough in the transparent film and place it in the fridge for at least thirty minutes;
    • heat the oven to 170 ° and, in the meantime, generously butter a ceramic pan with a diameter of 22/24 cm;
    • remove the dough from the fridge, work it again for a few minutes before spreading it on a sheet of lightly floured baking paper;
    • flour the surface of the dough, cover with a second sheet of baking paper and roll out your dough with a rolling pin until it has reached a thickness of about half a centimeter;
    • remove the top sheet of parchment paper from the surface of the shortcrust pastry and, gently, turn it upside down on the pan making it adhere well to the whole buttered surface, then remove the other sheet;
    • [If the two above steps seem complicated, you can avoid spreading the pastry between the two sheets of parchment paper, working it with your hands directly in the pan and leveling it evenly and uniformly];
    • with the help of a cutter wheel remove the excess edge or lower it with the help of a fork, then pierce the entire surface of the dough;

      • spread the jam you have chosen as the main base and, with the help of a teaspoon, add the second jam drawing circles of varying sizes that will be used to create contrasting movements and give color and creativity to your tart;

      • bake for about 30 minutes, taking care to check that it does not become too dark or does not need a few minutes of cooking more depending on the type of oven used; 
      • finally decorated to taste with granola

      Do not upset the soul, as I never tire of repeating the world is beautiful because it is varied and if I have chosen to try to approach these changes, this does not mean that they should not arouse in you perplexity or confusion, so much so that this tart is easily replicable without the use of the "bomb" ingredients because I realize I have introduced myself into a subject that is still taboo.

      For the record, the taste of the pastry varies very little from the original and acquires a slightly nutty note, nothing more.

      All in all I am happy to have opened myself up to new culinary experiments and I am satisfied with the excellent success of my new recipes, so I do not exclude further twists.

      Meanwhile, as always, enjoy your meal!
      Order the 3 products for your "pie of discord" directly here
      Thanks to Silvia Cattaneo