Recipe Tip: Linzer Torte

Recipe Tip: Linzer Torte

Top Recipe for 8 Persons by Lukas Nagl. All ingredients and tips for getting it right. Linzer torte, named after the Austrian city of Linz, dates back to the 17th century. Lukas Nagl, chef at the Traunseehotels group, shares his recipe for this classic dessert.



    1. Step 1

      Cream the butter with the icing sugar, vanilla, cloves, cinnamon and cocoa in a mixing bowl until pale and fluffy.
    2. Step 2

      Gradually beat in the eggs, stir in the flour (mixed with the baking powder) and the ground hazelnuts.
    3. Step 3

      Butter a 28cm springform pan and dust with flour. Pour two thirds of the mixture into it and smooth the top.
    4. Step 4

      Preheat the oven to 170°C. Bake the torte for about 25 minutes.
    5. Step 5

      Remove from the oven and pour the warm redcurrant jam on top. Use a piping bag to pipe the rest of the mixture into a lattice pattern over the top.
    6. Step 6

      Sprinkle over the almond flakes and bake for a further 20 minutes. Remove and allow to cool completely before removing from the tin.
    7. Step 7

      If you like, drizzle with cherry brandy before serving.