Tarta de Santiago


Spanish people came up with a precious idea – to replace flour with almonds. So even the simplest cakes (like this one) are scrumptious.

Time of preparation: 30 minutes Difficulty: Easy
  • Eggs_____________4 big
  • Grinded Almond___200 grams
  • Sugar____________200 grams
  • Zest of a lemon
  • Cinnamon________1/2 teaspoon
  • Rom or cognac____1-2 tablespoons

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Lemon Caprese Cake (Torta Caprese)

A variation of traditional Italian cake

A variation of traditional Italian cake

Time of preparation: 60 minutes Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients (for two portions):
  • Almonds______150 grams
  • Flour_________30 grams
  • Chocolate____ 100 grams
  • Butter________120 grams
  • Eggs_________3
  • Sugar________ 150 grams
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Limoncello____2 tablespoons
  • Icing sugar

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Linzer Torte

This recipe was inherited from an Austrian girl - so it is a "correct" Linzer Torte

This recipe was inherited from an Austrian girl – so it is a “correct” Linzer Torte

Time of preparation:  90 minutes Difficulty: Easy
  • Flour_____250 grams
  • Almonds__100 grams
  • English Wallnuts_50grams
  • Cinnamon_1 teaspoon
  • Cloves___1/2 of a teaspoon
  • Sugar____ 3 tablespoons
  • Zest of a lemon
  • Butter____200 grams
  • Egg______1
  • Red current jam_300 grams*
*I used blackberry jam

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Spanish Chocolate Cake, Prepared without Flour

spanish choco pie
Time of preparation: 80 minutes Difficulty: Easy
Dark Chocolate ____ 150 grams
Water______________3 tablespoons
Sugar_____________100 grams
Butter____________130 grams
Eggs_____________ 4
Almonds _________ 120 grams
Baking Powder_____1 teaspoon
Rum______________3 tablespoons

For the topping:
  • Dark Chocolate___60 grams
  • Water___________2 tablespoons
  • Sugar___________2 tablespoons
  • Butter___________2 tablespoons
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