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Linzer Crust

Linzer Crust

This recipe goes with Cranberry Linzer Torte

Sunset NOVEMBER 1998

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (1/2 lb.) butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Preparation

In a food processor or blender, finely grind almonds. If using a blender, pour ground nuts into a bowl.

To almonds, add flour, butter, sugar, egg yolks, orange peel, cocoa, cinnamon, and cloves.

Whirl in food processor or rub with your fingers until dough holds together.

Pack into a firm ball, then pinch off and reserve 1/2 cup dough

Firmly press remaining dough evenly over bottom and 1 1/2 inches up sides of a 9-inch cake pan with removable rim.

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