Linzer Torte

March 5, 2011

Today I tried out a linzer torte recipe from the book “Koffeehaus.” It’s made up of recipes commonly used in Budapest, Vienna, and Prague. super yum stuff!

This recipe worked well, it calls for blackcurrant jam, but i used some odds and ends from the pantry…. Kevins mum’s blackberry rosemary jam, apricot jam, my plum nigella jam. Whatever I had that could make 1 cup! It’s delicious. The crust was a bit weepy when I baked it so I’ll probably add another 1/4 cup of flour to even it out.

I remember hearing somewhere that for every 1/4 pound of butter you should use a cup of flour.

This torte is tasty, easy, and fun to make. The crust uses ground hazelnuts with cinnamon, clove, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Then you prebake the crust and fill it with preserves! Add the lattice top and bang it in the oven for a half hour. Cool and enjoy the heck out of it!

I think this will make it into the cafe pastry case and onto the menu….



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