Catalán Salt Pinch Cake

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Preparation info

  • Serves:

    8 to 10

    • Difficulty

      Medium

    • Ready in

      25 min

Appears in

Rose's Heavenly Cakes

By Rose Levy Beranbaum

Published 2009

  • About

If you are from Barcelona or have visited there, you know that this cake is actually known as pinch bread, because originally it was baked in a loaf shape. Now, however, it usually appears as tall cupcakes encased in wings of parchment. The name is derived partially from the recommended way of eating it: pinching out pieces of the fluffy cake between your fingers. This most exquisite of all versions is called Salt because it was created in 1985 by Miquel B. Costabella, baker and pâtissier o