Tarta de Santiago


This was simple! First because I didn’t make it, my girlfriend did, and second because it was really simple.

Tarte de Santiago – perhaps the only Spanish desert worth eating. A simple cake made out of ground almonds and eggs.

The top of the pie is usually decorated with powdered sugar, masked by an imprint of the Saint James cross (cruz de Santiago) which gives the pastry its name. However this one lacked the cross.

I’m unsure of the details, and there are more complex recipes involving cream and a filling. However this one was about 250 grams of ground almonds, 200 grams of sugar, zest of a lemon, touch of cinnamon and 5 eggs. I think it lacked a pinch of salt. But otherwise delicious. 30mins in the oven and BAM. Cake. Simples.