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Catholic Recipe: Tarta de Santiago


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 1/2 cups almonds, ground
  • 1 teaspoon lemon rind, grated
  • powdered sugar


Serves: 6 to 8

Prep Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Difficulty:  ★★☆☆

Cost:  ★★★☆

For Ages: 11+

Origin: Spain


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Also Called: Tart of St. James

This is a famous Spanish recipe from Santiago de Compostela, the reputed burial place of St. James.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.. Cream the eggs with the sugar until pale yellow, light and fluffy. Add flour, butter and water. Beat with an electric beater for 15 minutes. Add almonds and lemon rind. Pour the mixture into a round, greased cake pan 10 inches in diameter and bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes until one. Test for doneness with a wooden skewer. Serve sprinkled with powdered sugar and cut into wedges.

Recipe Source: Cooking With the Saints by Ernst Schuegraf, Ignatius Press, 2001