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Burnt Almond Torte and Copycat Recipe

Different regions prefer certain pastries, baked goods.  Burnt Almond Torte is popular in Pittsburgh. I’ve seen it as a wedding cake. tiered!  Who brought the recipe here I don’t know but many Pittsburghers LOVE it.  I’d never tasted one until we moved here.  This one is from the Oakmont Bakery.  Joan brought it to dinner one night.  We split it three ways. Don’t know who ate the cherry.  Not me.  But before we devoured it, I photographed it.  Here is a link to the Recipezaar Copycat Prantl’s Burnt Almond Torte recipe in case you want to have a taste of Pittsburgh Pastry/Dessert.  I hear there’s one where chocolate is involved.

17 responses

  1. Marilyn Marsh Noll

    HMMM. AND I HAVEN”T HAD MY BREAKFAST YET. NEED TO FIND ONE OF THOSE. AND I LOVE YOUR
    WONDERFUL COMMENTS ABOUT YOUR FATHER AND THE BAKERY WHEN YOU WERE FOUR.

    May 29, 2010 at 8:24 am

  2. Laura

    that looks really good!

    May 29, 2010 at 8:43 am

  3. Marlene

    Yummy….we had one mint raspberry cake last night.

    May 29, 2010 at 9:01 am

  4. Lara

    I LOVE Prantl’s burnt almond torte. I will have to try that recipe sometime.

    May 29, 2010 at 9:06 am

  5. Sue Reinfeld

    does look good enough to eat – i haven’t had some in a long time

    May 29, 2010 at 9:36 am

  6. Dorothy Holley

    Photo taken at nice angle showing the cherry. Didn’t know this was a Pittsburgh item. Lovely memory with your father and I can ‘see’ your wonder in that bakery as a four year old.

    May 29, 2010 at 10:15 am

    • Donna M.

      I know this cake from San Jose, CA. So yummy. That was the only place I had seen it before.

      October 8, 2011 at 4:30 pm

  7. connie

    Beautiful poetry in painting the memory. I could sense the innocence, wonder and comfort of a special moment from the past.

    May 29, 2010 at 11:16 am

  8. Erika

    That looks yummy!

    May 29, 2010 at 1:06 pm

  9. Bill

    Prantyl’s. That’s the only one Arleen will abide.

    May 29, 2010 at 4:38 pm

  10. Toni

    My Dad used to take us to the Waldorf Bakery on Murray Avenue!!! There were so many yummy goodies there!!! Melissa is a fan of Prantl’s Burnt Almond Torte! I like the little mini ones!

    May 29, 2010 at 4:44 pm

  11. Joyce

    Loved the poem…and the photo too

    May 29, 2010 at 5:57 pm

  12. YUM! When can I come over??

    May 30, 2010 at 1:41 pm

  13. that’s really good. ahmm invite you to search this website http://www.weddingladycakes.webs.com

    April 17, 2011 at 1:49 am

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