Linzer torte

Linzer torte
Linzer torte, or tart from Linz (Austria), has a cinnamon-flavoured crust filled with raspberry jam.

The special and rather crumbly sweet pastry used for the case is made with cinnamon, ground almonds and the yolks of hard-boiled eggs.

There are many different versions. In this rather unusual one, inspired by Gaston Lenôtre, the raspberry jam is mixed with a little tart (in the other sense!) stewed apple.
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Last modified on: November 27th 2016

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Stage 1 - 2 min.
Linzer torte
Separate the yolks from 3 hard-boiled eggs; the whites will not be used in this recipe.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
Linzer torte
Put into a food-mixer bowl: 150 g flour, 140 g butter, 25 g ground almonds, 25 g icing sugar, ½ teaspoon cinnamon and 1 tablespoon rum.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Linzer torte
Add the egg yolks after passing through a sieve.

If you don't have a sieve, chop them really finely.

Stage 4 - 4 min.
Linzer torte
Knead until evenly mixed.

Stage 5
Linzer torte
Gather the pastry into a flat cake, wrap in plastic film and refirgerate for 1 hour.

This pastry can be made the day before or a couple of days beforehand.

Stage 6 - 8 min.
Linzer torte
Roll out the pastry thinly and line the tin or mould.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
Linzer torte
Roll out the excess pastry again and cut into strips about 1/2 inch (1 cm) wide and as long as the diameter of your tin.

Heat the oven to 410°F (210°C).

Stage 8 - 2 min.
Linzer torte
Put 250 g raspberry jam and 150 g Stewed apple (compote) into a bowl.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
Linzer torte
Mix with a whisk...

Stage 10 - 2 min.
Linzer torte
...and pour into the tart case.

Stage 11 - 5 min.
Linzer torte
Lay the strips of pastry in a lattice over the top.

Stage 12 - 30 min.
Linzer torte
Bake for about 30 minutes, watching the pastry for colour towards the end of cooking.
A common mistake with Linzer torte these days is to make it too sweet. This is why it is important to use this special pastry, rather than classic sweetcrust pastry, and also why adding the stewed apple is a good tip.

Ground hazelnuts can be used instead of almonds.

You can brush the lattice strips with beaten egg-yolk to glaze them and help them brown more quickly.
Several days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,703 Kcal or 11,317 Kj31 gr310 gr143 gr
135 %12 %29 %22 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
298 Kcal or 1,248 Kj3 gr34 gr16 gr
15 %1 %3 %2 %
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,703 Kcal or 11,317 Kj31 gr310 gr143 gr
135 %12 %29 %22 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Egg, Gluten, Milk, Nuts
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