Linzer Kuchen, Tart with Nut and Jam


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Linzer Kuchen, Tart with Nut and Jam
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The 'Linzer Kuchen' is a traditional Austrian tart, layered with nut and jam: if you're looking for new dessert ideas, find out how to prepare this yummy cake.

For the pastry
For the nut filling
For the topping
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  • Recipe category Dessert
  • Recipe yield 8

To prepare the Linzer Kuchen start beating the butter with the syrup until fluffy.

Add the eggs, spices and brandy.

Mix the flour with the almonds and stir into the mixture, then knead all the ingredients to form a smooth pastry.

Shape into a ball, cover and leave in the refrigerator for around 1 hour.

Heat the oven to 180°C (160°C in a fan oven), 375°F and line a deep baking tray with grease-proof paper.

For the nut filling
Mix the hazelnuts with the sugar, egg white and milk until you have a spreadable paste.

Divide the pastry into three and roll one section out on a floured surface into a rectangle the size of the tray.

Press this into the tray, raising a slight edge.

Spread the nut filling into the base.

Roll a second section out to the same size and place on top of the nut filling, pressing down slightly.

Spread the jam over the whole of this layer.

Roll out the rest of the pastry and use a pastry wheel to cut it into strips approx. 2 cm wide.

Use these to form a crust around the edge of the cake and press these down well with a fork.

Arrange the remaining strips in a lattice over the tart.

Whisk the egg yolks with the milk and brush over the pastry strips.

Place in the centre of the oven and bake for approx. 50 minutes.

Leave the Linzer Kuchen to cool completely.

Ideally, leave for at least 1 day for the flavours to develop before serving.

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