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Pistachio Cake

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Ingredients
  Flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 10 Tablespoon
  Egg yolks 2
  Shelled pistachios 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg whites 4
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Ground almonds 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Grated lemon rind 1⁄2
  Rum 1 Tablespoon
  Sweet chocolate 20 Ounce (Two 10 Ounce Pieces)
Directions

Sift the flour and salt into a bowl and rub in the fat till the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs.
Stir in the sugar and egg yolks and mix to a soft dough.
Chill for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400°.
Divide the dough in half.
Roll out and use to line two 9 inch layer cake pans.
Prick bottoms and bake blind for 15 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack.
Reserve a few pistachios for decoration; finely chop the rest.
Beat the egg whites till soft peaks form.
Gradually beat in the sugar till the mixture is stiff and glossy.
Fold the chopped nuts into the meringue with the ground almonds, grated lemon rind and rum.
Spoon into the pastry cases.
Place one pastry case on a baking sheet and invert the other on top.
Return to the oven and bake for a further 15 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack.
Melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot water.
Spread over the top of the cake with a palette knife.
Cut the reserved pistachios in half and arrange in a circle around the edge of the cake.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Almond
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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