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Linzer Torte


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 lemon, grated rind and juice
  • 1 tablespoon brandy
  • 1/2 pound almonds, chopped fine
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted 3 times
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 (12 ounce) jar jam or preserves


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar well. Add yolks, flavoring and almonds. Add flour mixed with baking powder, and fold in the stiffly beaten whites. Roll out or pat two-thirds of the dough in a greased and floured 9-inch springform pan having the dough a little thicker on the bottom than the sides. Fill with jam. Roll remaining dough. Cut in strips and place crisscross on top.
  3. Bake for 40 minutes.
  4. Before serving, fill hollows on top with jam.