Friday, April 17, 2009

Almond Cake/pie (Torta tal-lewz)

This cake is very popular in Malta especially in Easter and for special occasions. In fact I made this cake for Easter. This cake is also used for weddings cakes however it is not covered with this piped mixture its covered and decorated with fondant.
This cake is called 'Torta tal-Lewz' which translated in English means Almond pie. It is called like this cause although it looks like a cake it is a pie and then decorated like a cake. The main ingredients in this cake are almonds and eggs. This cake consists of pastry filled with an almond mixture made from ground almonds, sugar and eggs. It is then cooled and then covered with a piping mixture consisting of egg whites, sugar and ground almonds and left to dry for a couple of hours. It is then baked again for about 15 minutes until the cake is golden and the piping set. This cake is served in very thin slices since its very sweet. I love this cake :)

25 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

BEYOND impressive!!!

Mary said...

divino!

katty said...

che meraviglia e che bontà!!!

Lady Cocca said...

Ciao Natali...è una meraviglia...sembra molto simile ad una torta che fanno anche in pasticceria qui da noi...tutta ricoperta di pasta di mandorle...ottima!!!
Un bacio Lidia

Elra said...

Oh, I'm speechless! Beutiful Natalie, it's truly is a beautiful pie/cake.
Cheers,
elra

Marija said...

This cake sounds amazing! I wish you posted how it looks sliced, I'm so intrigued :)

Steph said...

That's an amazing piping job!!

Betty said...

complimenti davero niente male direi, baci.

Micaela said...

wow!!! è stupenda!!! complimenti ancora!

Jennifer said...

Wow, that is the most deluxe looking cake I have seen in a long time.

It must take you forever to make, but so worth it in the end!

Fantastic!

Federica said...

Meravigliosa!! Una fetta? baci

Marta said...

Certamente sembra una torta/crostata Italiana, il ripieno e la coperta alla mandorla debe essere davvero gustoso! Complimenti!

Aleta said...

That is super cool!!!

Girl Japan said...

You are very truly talented, you truly are! This must have taken a long time to prepare and it looks outstanding.

thereddeer said...

It looks intense!

Maryann said...

You have the most unique cakes! Very nice :)

Tracey said...

Wow, I can't believe how beautifully you decorated the cake! Great job :)

Paris Pastry said...

This looks sensational! Beautifully frosted.

Maria said...

Stunning dessert! I would hate to cut into this one, it is too pretty!

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

Wow look at that amazing piping work on the cake! My hand is not steady enough to do that. Bravo!

Pearl said...

oh my goodness! you are SO talented! wow!

NIGHTFAIRY said...

Ma é stupenda!!!bravissima come sempre :)
Buna domenica!

RecipeGirl said...

I love the exterior piping mixture... looks wonderful, very pretty. I'll bet delicouis as well!

Elyse said...

Mmm, this almond pie, which masquerades as a cake, looks totally delicious. I love almonds, so I'm intrigued and really want to try this!

Eliana said...

Simply gorgeous!!!