Bake 2 layers, one with a rim, and fill the rimmed layer with sweet bechamel. For 6 persons, mash
The bechamel may be varied as desired. Instead of lemon zest, vanilla or cinnamon may be added, or orange flower water, or finely pounded bitter or sweet almonds or pistachios. Or instead of
This same torte may be baked from either short pastry or biscuit dough. Glaze with an appropriate icing; for example, chocolate icing goes with bitter almonds, vanilla, or rum, while icing with orange flower water goes with bechamel and sweet almonds, etc.
*This recipe, which is unusually flexible, demonstrates an easy familiarity with both the processes and ingredients involved.
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