London, such a great city with lots of delicious desserts.
Puddings, tarts, custards, pies and a lot of inns. But no bars!
So what is the origin of this cake and where did the name come from?
Our research showed traces of London Bars in Croatia as Londonerice or London štangice, in Hungary as Londoni szelet (just try reading all those names!) and many other places nearby. But no relation to London and British cuisine. 🤨
That’s no reason not to try them, is it?
Ingredients for the dough
- 200 g (1 ½ cup) of all purpose flour
- 140 g (1 ⅛ cup) of cold butter
- 6 tbsp sugar
- 4 egg yolk
- a pinch of baking powder
- zest of 1 lemon
Ingredients for the filling
- 200 g (1 ½ cup) granulated sugar
- 140 g (1 ⅛ cup) of ground walnuts
- juice of 1 lemon
- 4 egg whites
- 1 cup of chopped walnuts for sprinkling
- a few tablespoons of apricot/plum jam for the spread
- Make the dough by combining all the ingredients.
- Leave in the fridge for 30min.
- Preheat the oven at 180 °C (356 °F).
- Roll the dough and place it in the 9×13 inch baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 min.
- While the dough is baking, mix egg whites until firm, add sugar and lemon juice.
- At the end, with the spatula, gently mix in the ground walnuts.
- Remove the dough form the oven and reduce the temperature to 150 °C (300 °F).
- Spread the jam on the dough.
- Pour the filling on the jam.
- Sprinkle with finely chopped walnuts.
- Return to oven and bake for another 15-20 min.
Tip: You can sprinkle the cake with ground walnuts instead!
Do you know some other name for this cake?