Tarta de Santiago
|Alternative names||Torta de Santiago (in Galician)|
|Place of origin||Spain|
|Region or state||Galicia|
|Serving temperature||chilled/room temperature|
|Main ingredients||ground almonds|
Torta de Santiago (in Galician) or Tarta de Santiago (in Spanish), literally meaning cake of St. James, is an almond cake or pie from Galicia with origin in the Middle Ages and the Camino de Santiago. 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.
The Galician for cake is tarta whilst it is often referred to torta, which is the Spanish word for it. 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 a silhouette of the Cross of Saint James (cruz de Santiago) which gives the pastry its name. The origin of the cross being decorated on the cake dates to 1924 when the "Casa Mora" began to adorn the almond cakes with the silhouette.
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- "Resolución de 3 de marzo de 2006, Indicación Geográfica Protegida «Tarta de Santiago»" (PDF). número 69 (in Spanish). Agencia Estatal Boletín Oficial del Estado. 22 March 2006. pp. 11254–11255.
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- Media related to Tarta de Santiago at Wikimedia Commons