Focus on the Torta de Santiago

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There are multiple delicious and famous dishes that will you come across while walking the Camino. One such dish is the Tarta de Santiago. It is a Galician almond cake and one of the most typical Camino specialities. Pilgrims have been enjoying Tartas since the Middle Ages where it was appreciated for its sustenance and durability. The cake could be kept for up to 3 months without perishing as it is Gluten-free.

The top of the pie is usually decorated with powdered sugar, masked by an imprint of the Cross of Saint James which gives the pastry its name. Want your own?

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Recipe

Easy – Prep 15min – Cook 45min

  - 5 eggs
  - 215g caster sugar
  - 300g ground almond
  - Icing sugar, to dust
  - 1 tbsp. finely grated lemon rind
  - 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  -  2 tbsp. lemon juice

Baking Instructions for your own Torta:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Use an electric mixer to whisk eggs and sugar in a large bowl until thick and pale.
  3. Add ground almond, lemon rind and cinnamon; use a metal spoon to gently fold until just combined.
  4. Grease and line base of a 20cm Springform pan with baking paper
  5. Pour into prepared pan
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted into the centre of it comes out clean.
  7. Cool in pan for 15 minutes.
  8. Brush top with lemon juice.
  9. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Dust with icing sugar to serve


Wine Pairing: try Spanish Sweet Sherry

Check out our review of Tapas, Drinks and Gastronomy in Santiago de Compostela here

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