Runeberg torte

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Runeberg torte
Runebergintorttu.jpg
Fazer's Runeberg torte
Place of origin
Finland
Creator(s) Fredrika Runeberg
Main ingredients
Almonds, rum or arrack, raspberry jam, sugar
Cookbook:Runeberg torte  Runeberg torte

Runeberg torte (Finnish: Runebergintorttu; Swedish: Runebergstårta) is a Finnish pastry flavored with almonds and rum or arrack and it usually weighs about 100 grams. There is usually raspberry jam in a sugar ring on the tart.

The torte got its name from the Finnish poet Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804–1877) who, according to legend, enjoyed the torte with punsch for every breakfast. Runeberg tortes are typically eaten only in Finland and are generally available in stores from the beginning of January to Runeberg's birthday on February 5.

History[edit]

Popular legend says that Runeberg's wife, Fredrika Runeberg, created the torte. Her recipe book from the 1850s has the torte's recipe, which is believed to be a variation of an earlier recipe by confectioner Lars Astenius from Porvoo.

External links[edit]

Media related to Runeberg torte at Wikimedia Commons