If you like the marriage of lemon and raspberry in your dessert, then you would like this Austrian classic -- Linzer Torte.
Linzer Torte is one of the desserts I've always been curious about. It's a classic dessert not known by many. It's like a tart, but the difference being the crust contributes a lot to the flavour profile of this dessert. The lemon twist of this torte is all in the crust. Then the filling is a thin layer of raspberry preserve.
I've learned of this dessert way back 2006; I remember having a good impression of it. The look is so homey and comforting.
Taste wise... well you know me with lemony treats! And I think the sweetness of the raspberry preserve just added a good balance to the tang of the lemon.
I'd love to one day be able to try an authentic Linzer Torte in an Austrian cafe with a cuppa while people watching. But for now, I'm happy enjoying this creation at the comforts of my home. I think a good scoop of vanilla ice cream would also compliment this treat well...
As for these cookies, well I had some excess dough from the torte... I didn't want to waste them. Plus this is a version of Linzer Torte in a cookie form, hence Linzer cookies.
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