Tarta de Santiago
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Torta de Santiago (Galician)
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Tarta de Santiago, literally meaning cake of St. James, is an almond cake or pie from Galicia with origin in the Middle Ages. The Galician name for cake is Torta whilst it is often referred to Tarta, which is the Spanish word. The filling principally consists of ground almonds, eggs and sugar, with additional flavouring of lemon zest, sweet wine, brandy or grape marc, depending on the recipe used. It is a round shape and can be made with or without a base which can be either puff pastry or shortcrust pastry. The top of the pie is decorated with powdered sugar, masked by an imprint of the Cross of Saint James (cruz de Santiago) which gives the pastry its name.
- "COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 510/2006 ‘TARTA DE SANTIAGO’ EC No: ES-PGI-0005-0616-03.07.2007". DOOR. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
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