Catholic Recipe: Linzer Torte
Also Called: Fruit and Spice Cake
This is another favorite birthday or nameday cake recipe in the Trapp family. This cake is a fruit and spice cake.
Sift flour and baking powder together onto a pastry board. Add butter, sugar, egg yolks, orange or lemon peel, nuts, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Mix by hand and chill. Pat 2/3 of dough into layer-cake tin and spread with a layer of currant preserve. Roll remaining 1/3 of dough into strips as thick as a finger. With this, form a lattice work on top of preserve. Bake in medium oven 350-375° F. until edges recede from sides.Recipe Source: Around the Year with the Trapp Family by Maria Augusta Trapp, Pantheon Books Inc., New York, New York, 1955