Santiago Almond Tart

Tarta de Santiago

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Appears in
The Food of Northern Spain

By Jenny Chandler

Published 2005

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This almond tart, emblazoned with the cross of the knights of St James, can be found in virtually every Galician tavern, restaurant, hotel or bakery. Even the tourist stores, crammed with pilgrimage mementoes, sell long-life versions that would probably be best put to use as frisbees. A fresh tart is quite another matter, some are more cake-like without the pastry (pie dough) crust, but I love this recipe with its hint of oaky sherry and moist filling.

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