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Linzer Schnitten (Austrian Biscuit with Almonds and Jam)

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This specialty of Austria, is a biscuit that is made as a slice and cut up.
Guaranteed not to last long!

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Makes: About 25 pieces

Ingredients
150g unsalted butter (also works with ordinary butter)
150g flour
140g almonds
130g sugar
3/4 cup strawberry jam
1 egg
Dash of cinammon



finished


Method
Mix the butter, egg and sugar in mixmaster or similar, till soft. I have used a bit of coconut sugar as well as castor sugar, hence the dark colour.



mixing


Add cinnamon and plain flour and form a soft dough.



dough


Mix in the almonds and spread about 3/4 of the dough over a small cooking tray.
I always line with baking paper, and you will need some flour on your hands to stop mixture sticking..



dough


Spread with the jam (I used home made jam).



jam on top


Garnish with the rest of the dough as evenly as possible. Brush with an egg yolk or some milk.



ready to bake


Bake at about 150 degrees for 40 minutes.



ready to bake


When a bit cool, cut into slices.
I store them in the fridge.

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Loving your recipes Finny!! Many thanks….
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My grandmother made this as a tart, working the second lot of dough (for the top) as a lattice over the jam spread base. She also used hazelnut meal instead of the almonds you use; she added mixed spice as well as the cinnamon and used raspberry jam in preference to your strawberry. I have never made it myself, but you have now inspired me to try both ways!!!! Like the idea of this as a biscuit/slice too, as well as the addition of some coconut sugar. The jam makes this rather sweet anyway, from memory (and I have some very fond ones of eating this when she made it!). She would, however, have frowned at your suggestion that you can use salted butter. She never gave in to that... c&c
HI, what nationality was your grandmother? I think i actually used less jam as I prefer it not so sweet, and i use coconut sugar where I can as is not processed. However, some things just dont turn out right if you use all coconut sugar, and also it is extremely expensive. Let me know hwo you go making it -the slice sounds easier!
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She was Viennese. Linzer Torte was one of the best sweets she made & I remembered it recently. I mentioned it to my father (Viennese) & then there was your recipe, so had to look at it! c&c
So sorry, I missed this -it is 150 g of flour.
Just gave some to my visitors, and they loved it!
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Looks great! One question: how much flour is needed for the dough?
Jose -150g flour -this has been corrected on the original recipe now! sorry -missed it originally
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