Alexandertorte

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Alexandertorte
Alternative names Alexander Torte, Aleksander Torte
Type Pastry
Course Dessert
Main ingredients Pastry dough, raspberry preserves
Cookbook: Alexandertorte  Media: Alexandertorte

Alexandertorte, also known as Alexander Torte or Aleksander Torte, is a dessert that was conceived to commemorate a visit of Tsar Alexander III in Riga.[1] Today, Riga is the capital of Latvia. A similar dessert exists in Denmark, and is known as hindbærsnitte.[2]

Consisting of pastry strips filled with raspberry preserves or raspberry jam, it is traditionally eaten as a lunch or dinner dessert, but it can also be served at tea. It should be made a day or so before it is planned to serve, because the icing must be hard before the torte is cut.[3]

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  1. ^ Lauta, Silvena Johana (7 March 2016). Igauņu, Latviešu, Lietuviešu Ēdieni (in Latvian). Riga: Zvaigzne ABC. p. 117. ISBN 978-9934-0-2602-7. Šīs kūkas recepti radīja par godu cara Aleksandra, kurš bija pazīstams kā liels gardēdis, vizītei Rīgā 
  2. ^ "Hindbærsnitter (som mormor lavede dem)" (in Danish). Arla Foods. Retrieved 7 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Alexandertorte". recipes-kitchen.com. Archived from the original on March 22, 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 

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