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April 28, 2011


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Wow, deve essere buonissima!!!

Le Rocher

Buona, buona, buona!


Simo favolosa!!!!! baciusssssssss


These look wonderful! What is your regional specialty? The torta I know is a rice cake with spinach and cheese and not a desert. My family always just called it torta, but upon looking it up it seems the more appropriate name might be Torta di riso y spinachi. Is there a distinction between the sweet torta such as yours, and the savory tortes?


This would be the ideal snack, if only I could stop myself at one slice. It looks amazing. I can't wait to try it with the incredibly tasty almonds I find in Calabria, when I go back. Do you use California almonds? (of course you do!) my trusted dried fruit stall at the market always has them and they taste almost as good as the ones form Calabria, but we are in Germany!


Even a thinly layered cake in Canada can be described as a torte. I guess it depends on who you are talking to. One thing for sure is that this does sound delicious Simone. I would love to bake it!.

Simona Carini

Grazie dei complimenti :)

Hi Catey. If you just say torta in Italian, people think about a sweet cake. There are savory cakes too, for example the torta al formaggio typical of my home town of Perugia: when people refer to them they use the full name, so there is no misunderstanding.

Ciao Caffettiera. Indeed, I use California almonds. I don't think I have ever tasted almonds from Calabria. Growing up, we ate walnuts and hazelnuts because they were grown not far from my mother's village. I am not surprised that you can find California almonds in Germany. I think they are exported far and wide.

Ciao Val. Torte is indeed a widely used term. I have added a few more words about it to the post.


Simona thank you very much for participating again in Creative Concoctions #3. All your recipes are very creative and love everything in this torte which I would definitely like to try.

Simona Carini

You are welcome, Ivy. It's my pleasure to participate.


The photo you've used really does look great! I've never heard about this one and your post was very interesting to read. I like the tweaks you made to the original recipe and I can imagine eating the torte as a snack (though I would eat more than one slice as I know myself :D). Yet another wonderful post!

Simona Carini

Ciao Catalina. I am glad you enjoyed the post. It is indeed very easy to eat more than one slice. The nice thing is that the cake is very nutritious, so eating a second slice is a good indulgence.

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