Linzer Meringue Cake (Linzer Teszta)

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Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 45 mins

This a traditional Hungarian desert that is truly tasty and unlike anything found in America.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Sift first three ingredients together.
  2. Cut in the butter and shortening to the flour mixture.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the egg yolks, vanilla, and sour cream
  4. Add this mixture to the flour and butter mixture.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  7. On a floured surface, roll the chilled dough out to fit the bottom of a 11" x 15" x 1" baking pan (you may need to trim the edges but try not to make the dough too thin).
  8. Bake for 30 minutes.
  9. White cake is baking, beat, in a very clean bowl, the egg whites until stiff peaks form on the tips of the beaters, gradually adding the sugar while beating.
  10. Remove cake from oven and immediately spread with meringue.
  11. Sprinkle with walnuts and return to oven for about 15 minutes or until meringue is lightly browned (watch this very closely so it won't burn).
  12. Serve warm, room temp, or, my favorite, chilled.
  13. *lekvar is a European fruit jam that is thicker than American jams and has more of a texture like fruit butter.