Aquitainian Walnut Torte

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Two Fat Ladies: Gastronomic Adventures (with Motorbike and Sidecar)

Two Fat Ladies

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1996

  • About

One of the most remarkable women ever to be Queen of England was Eleanor of Aquitaine. Born in 1122, she divorced the King of France to marry Henry II, and founded the first home for battered wives at Fontreveault Abbey in France. She started the idea of Romantic love and is believed to have introduced the black walnut to England, so I always think of this as her cake. The recipe, however, I owe once again to Greta Anna.