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LA TURTA AD MANDURL (la torta di mandorle)

(for 6 people): 500 gr flour - 300 gr. almonds - 300 gr sugar - 300 gr butter - 3 egg yolks - grated lemon rind
Peal the almonds, that you have previously put in boiling water for some minutes, chop them finely and toast them in the oven with 150 gr sugar, then let them cool. Meanwhile beat the butter with the remained sugar, add 3 egg yolks, the flour, the grated lemon rind and the almond mix. Grease a suitable cake tin and bake in warm oven for about 45 minutes then let the cake cool for 10-15 minutes, remove from the tin and spread with vanilla sugar. Serve cool. To obtain a softer dough, add to the ingredients the whipped egg whites.