LINZER TART AND WHAT TO DO WITH THEM!
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Have you have a linzer tart before? If you have not, THEY ARE AMAZING!
When I first saw a picture of linzer cookie, I was like umm.. that does not look appealing at all. So I just ignored anything that is “LINZER.” I have to admit, that was one of my biggest mistakes in my life along with trying macarons at a bakery that does not know what macarons are. DO NOT MAKE A MISTAKE LIKE I DID, LINZER TART, TORTE, AND EVEN COOKIES ARE ALL AMAZINGGG.
LINZER TART: Web definitions
- The Linzer Torte (or Linzertorte) is an Austrian and Hungarian tart or cookie with a lattice design on top of the pastry .
definition from wikipedia.
They are usually made from ground hazelnuts, spices, and raspberry jam. Some people like to use almond flour instead of hazelnut flour. I mean that is OKAY too, but hazelnut gives more aroma and unique nuttiness. And of course, hazelnuts are wonderful with some raspberry jam..mmmm
Also, there are 3 linzers
- Linzer Tart
- Linzer Torte
- Linzer Cookies
The difference between a linzer tart and a torte is that torte is more on the cake side and tart is of course on the crusty tart side. I personally like the tart more because I just love that butteriness of the taste and short tart dough texture. To give you a little tip, I like to substitute 30% of the AP flour for the crust with whole wheat flour. Trust me, it will give you an extra texture and there will be a “party in your mouth.” My friends always say “it’s like a party in your mouth” whenever they eat water chestnuts in chinese food. Well…it is 27 times better than that. You will thank me! :)
How about starting your Sunday morning with a cup of greentea and a piece of linzer tart? They will make the rest of your day!
Important things to remember from this post:
- Do not make the same mistake as I did and ignore any “linzer” blog posts.
- Substitute 30% of AP flour with whole wheat flour for the crust.
- Make a linzer tart on a Sunday morning and enjoy with a cup of greentea.