Status: 03.12.2023, 19:12 PM
By: Sandra Keck
The Linzer Torte is a classic Christmas cake that is simply irresistible with its nutty shortcrust pastry and fruity jam.
The Linzer Torte is a classic of Austrian Christmas baking. It consists of an aromatic shortcrust pastry base with a layer of jam (classic: currant jam, i.e. currant) and a grid of dough strips. The cake is spicy and fruity and goes perfectly with a cup of coffee or a glass of aromatic chai latte.
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If you want to enjoy even more delicacies from our neighbouring country, you should add these Austrian dishes, which everyone should have eaten at least once, to their to-eat list in addition to Sachertorte, mini Apelstrudel, Kaiserschmarrn and poppy seed potato noodles with stewed plums.
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For an aromatic Linzer Torte, you need these ingredients:
The Linzer Torte is a classic Austrian cake that is baked especially at Christmas time. Grandma's recipe can be found here. (Symbolic image) © Pond5 Images/IMAGO
- Short crust:
- 250 g wheat flour
- 200 g ground hazelnuts
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 120 g sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 pinch cloves, ground
- 1 pinch of ground nutmeg
- 0.5 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 125 g butter, cold
- In addition:
- 250 g blackcurrant jam
- 1 egg, beaten
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The preparation is easy thanks to these step-by-step instructions:
Instead of the typical grid pattern, the Linzer Torte can also be topped with cut-out motifs such as stars. (Symbolic image) © Shotshop/IMAGO
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This is how Linzer Torte stays fresh for a long time
To extend the shelf life of the Linzer Torte, it should be stored in a cool, dry place. A cellar or a pantry with a temperature of ten to 15 degrees Celsius is ideal. The cake should be stored in an airtight package so that it does not dry out. This keeps it fresh for up to three weeks and makes it wonderfully aromatic.
Alternatively, the Linzer Torte can also be frozen wrapped in foil. It can be kept for up to three months. Before eating, the cake should then thaw in the refrigerator.
The Linzer Torte is a classic Christmas cake that is not only delicious, but also a real eye-catcher. With its nutty taste and aromatic lattice pattern, it is an absolute delight – not only during the Advent season.