February 24, 2009

Tuorta da Nusch Engiadinaisa - Engadine Nut Tart

The Bündner Nusstorte, also known as Engadiner Nusstorte, is a traditional sweet, carmalized walnut filled, buttery shortcrust pastry from canton Graubünden in Switzerland. Needless to mention that among the carrot cake this is my other favourite swiss cake. Yesterday it was time to bake it finally! I used normal walnuts and the red ones. I confess I could not wait until the cake is completly cool and had a piece lukewarm.

250 g flour
100 g butter

80 g sugar
1 egg

1 pinch of salt
For the filling:
200 g sugar
200 g walnuts
200 ml heavy cream
1 tablespoon honey

Place the flour in a mixing bowl, cut the butter into small pieces, rub the flour and butter rapidly between the tips of your fingers. Add sugar and egg and blend quickly into a smooth
dough. Cool in the refrigerator for 1 hour and let it stand for 30 minutes outside before you use it. Butter a baking form and roll out 2/3 of the dough to a thickness of 3 mm and line the
dough leaving a about 3 cm thick edge. In a small saucepan caramelize sugar until light brown, stir in coarsly chopped nuts and mix well. Add cream and honey and bring to boil. Let it cool a bit and spread filling evenly on the pastry and cover with the rest of the dough that you roll out into a circle. Bake for 30-40 minutes on 180°C.


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Fabulous! This is one of my favorite tarts! Yours looks perfect!



Sugared Ellipses... said...

Do you eat everything you make? My God! I can't get over how much stuff you create in your kitchen! Not only that, but blog about it....with pictures! Hats off to you! Oh, and if you do eat all of your creations, do you have any tips on how to NOT become a butterball? :)

chriesi said...

Thank you. :) Well I do eat all of these food and sweets, but of course only a small portion because otherwise I would really become a buterball. And once in a while I am on diet, especially after holidays. Tips? Eat only half, and give the rest to the neighbours. :D

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