A classic festive Austrian dessert called "Linzertorte", also known as Linzer cake is a shortbread cake with jam that seems to be simple, but by no means bromidic. The nut dough turns out soft and crumbly, and there are subtle notes of almonds, cinnamon, cloves and the most soulful taste of butter in it. Seedless raspberry jam is very rich, sweet and sour, and it perfectly harmonizes with the nutty shortbread dough. Well-baked pie turns out ruddy and golden and a lattice of thin dough strips on top add a special charm to the cake.
It is not by chance that this deceptively modest pie has become an absolutely cult pastry not only in Austria, but also in Germany, Switzerland, and Hungary. And it is no coincidence that it is so popular during the Christmas season. The flavor bouquet here is so well balanced, and the texture is so pleasant that it is absolutely not a shame to put it on the festive table.