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Linz and its Linzer Torte

The oldest recipe is from a cookbook that is over 350 years old:
Even at this early date, the cookbook already included four different recipes for the Linzer Torte / Linzer Pastry. This is yet more proof for how generally popular and widely known the cake was already in the Baroque period!
Linzer Torte © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang SchardtLinzer Torte © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Schardt


  • 150g Butter
  • 250 g flour (700)
  • 150 g powdered sugar
  • 100 g roasted hazelnuts
  • 1 egg
  • Spices (vanilla, lemon, cinnamon, powdered cloves)
  • 10 g baking powder
  • 300 g red current jam

How to make it:

  • Knead the butter and sugar together.
  • Knead in the flour sifted together with the baking powder, add nuts, egg and spices.
  • Chill the dough for some time, then take it out of the refrigerator and divide it into quarters.
  • Roll out three quarters of the dough to a thickness of about 1,5 cm (for a 22 cm baking pan), cover it with red current jam.
  • Shape the remaining dough into strips and lay them on top of the jam as a grid and around the edge.
  • Daub with egg, sprinkle sliced almonds around the edge.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes at about 190 degrees Celsius.

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