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Torta de Viana Recipe

Torta de Viana Recipe

Torta de Viana is a traditional cake from the town of Viana in the region of Navarra, Spain.

Preparation time 20 min
Cooking Time 35 min
Ready In 55 min
Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings8

It is typically made with almonds, sugar, and eggs, and has a distinctive round shape with a depression in the center. The depression is traditionally filled with a sweet filling, such as apricot jam or sweetened quince paste, although other fillings can be used as well.

Torta de Viana is a popular dessert in Navarra and can be found in many bakeries and pastry shops throughout the region. It is often served as a special treat during festivals and celebrations, and is a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

The recipe for Torta de Viana has been passed down through generations of bakers in the town of Viana, and each family has their own variation on the recipe. The cake is typically made using simple ingredients, but requires skill and patience to achieve the perfect texture and flavor.

If you're interested in trying Torta de Viana, there are many recipes available online that you can use to make the cake at home. Just be sure to allow plenty of time for the cake to cool before adding the filling, as this will help prevent the filling from melting and spilling out.

Ingredients

6 eggs200g of sugar200g of flour50g of butter1 teaspoon of baking powderIcing sugar, for dusting
6 eggs200g of sugar200g of flour50g of butter1 teaspoon of baking powderIcing sugar, for dusting
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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Beat the sugar and eggs in a mixing dish until they are frothy and light.
  3. After adding the flour and baking powder, thoroughly combine.
  4. Melt the butter in a small saucepan and add it to the batter, mixing until well combined.
  5. Grease a cake tin with butter and pour in the batter.
  6. Bake for approximately 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  7. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for some time after removing it from the oven.
  8. Once the cake has cooled slightly, remove it from the tin and place it onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Dust with icing sugar before serving.

Optional:

You can add a layer of pastry cream or jam in the center of the cake before dusting it with powdered sugar.


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