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Raspberry Almond Torte
Best Torte on Earth!
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- 2 Cups sifted flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 Cup butter slightly softened
- mix until particles are the size of small peas.
Sprinkle over mixture gradually
- 4-6 Tbs. ice water
- Toss and stir lightly with a fork until dough just holds together. Form into balls. Chill 50 minutes. Divide dough into 6 portions. ROll out each portion to a 9 inch circle. (Cut around a 9" cake pan) Place each circle on a cool cookie sheet using 1 circle per sheet. Prick thoroughly with fork. Sprinkle each circle with 1 1/2 tsp of sugar. Bake in 450 degrees for 5-7 minutes. Carefully remove from cookie sheets. Cool thoroughly stack layers with vanilla and raspberry fillings begin with vanilla pudding.
- Raspberry filling: Blend 2 T. cornstarch with 1/4 Cup water in a saucepan. A 1 10 oz package of frozen raspberries. Cook until thickened, about 5 minutes. Chill thoroughly before spreading.
- Vanilla pudding: Use a good vanilla pudding with eggs from scratch.
- Frost the top layer with 1 cup sifted confection sugar. 2 T milk
- sprinkle over the top 1/8 tsp almond extract 1/4 Cup chopped toasted almonds.
- This must be eaten right after assembly. The crust will get soggy if you wait. Be very careful as you cut the torte. I make this once a year in the summer time, usually around fathers day. I believe my grandmother made it at this time of year. The work involved is a labor of love. You can start the day ahead to make it and keep the pudding and filling in the refrigerator covered and assemble the moment before you eat it. I like to break it up because there are several steps. It is worth the work and time. This was a huge favorite in my family and it was only made at special occasions usually during the summer. I have many fond memories of getting only a sliver of this precious dessert. Everyone begged for more but there was only one for all... a delicacy.
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