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Tarta de Santiago with calamondin orange


For the cake
Mix the grated almonds with the icing sugar, inverted sugar and grated calamondin orange rind. Place the egg whites in a separate bowl and mix without beating. Lightly mix in the baking powder and flour then add the sugar and almond mixture and, finally, the hazelnut butter. Bake at 180ºC / 356ºF for 25 minutes.

For the crystallized calamondin orange
Make a syrup with the water and sugar. Bring to a boil and add the oranges. Cover and simmer for three hours.

For the calamondin orange sorbet 
Grate, then juice, the calamondin oranges. Mix the syrup with the glucose and gelatin, then add the juice and grated rind. Pour into a sorbet maker and freeze.

Spanish recipe: Adaptation of Santiago tart, with calamondin orange. Photo by: Toya Legido/©ICEX.


Break the cake into pieces and serve some on a plate. Pour over some of the syrup used for crystallizing the calamondin oranges and add a little powdered tea.

Chef's Remark:

"One of the great Spanish desserts is Santiago tart. It is surprising how well the almond flavors blend with calamondin orange, one of the citrus fruits grown by Santiago Orts at Viveros Huerto de Elche. An excellent winter dessert, full of taste and aromas." Preparation by: Rodrigo de la Calle

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