How To Make Pistachio Torte
How To Make Pistachio Torte
Pistachio Torte Recipe. An exquisite, moist torte perfect for a coffee break or afternoon tea. Enjoy our Pistachio Torte recipe.
Step 1: You will need…
- 280 g shelled pistachio nuts
- 120 g unsalted butter
- 250 g white sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 electric blender (for grounding pistachio nuts)
- 1 electric whisk
- 2 medium bowls
- 1 spring-form baking tin, 8-9 inches wide, buttered
- 1 circle greaseproof or baking parchment, cut to fit bottom of tin
- 1 sieve
- 1 spatula
Step 2: Preheat the oven
Preheat the oven to 150ºC (300ºF) or gas mark 2.
Step 3: Prepare the pistachio nut mixture
Tip the pistachios into the blender and grind them for about a minute and a half or until fairly fine. Reserve a tablespoon of ground nuts to decorate the torte later.
Step 4: Cream together butter and sugar
Put the butter and sugar into a large bowl, then using an electric whisk, blend the two ingredients together until creamy.
Step 5: Add the nuts
Add the ground pistachio nuts into the bowl with the butter and sugar mixture and stir the ingredients together well.
Step 6: Separate the eggs
Separate the eggs - crack the egg on the side of a fresh bowl and slowly, while tipping between the two halves of the shell, ease the white out into the bowl while cupping the yolk in the shell.
Add the yolks to the pistachio mixture and stir.
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Clean your hands thoroughly before separating the eggs - make sure they are free of any grease, oil or water, as even the tiniest amount will effect how well the whites whip.
Step 8: Beat egg whites
Take an electric whisk, which needs to be completely clean and dry before you begin, and beat the egg whites until they are very stiff. This will take about 3-4 minutes to get the right consistency.
Step 9: Fold the mixtures together
Put a small amount of the whipped egg whites into the bowl with the pistachio mixture and gently mix them together with the spatula, turning the ingredients over as you go.
Continue adding the egg whites a little at a time until you've folded all the ingredients together.
Step 10: Bake
Pour the mixture out into the greased baking tin, using a spatula to scrape the sides so as not to miss any of the mixture.
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Don't smooth it over afterwards as it will lose some of the air produced while beating the egg whites.
Step 12: Bake
Put the tin in the center of the oven and bake for 45 minutes to an hour.
Step 13: Remove
When the torte is slightly golden and has risen, take it out of the oven and test to see if it's done by inserting a skewer and seeing if it comes out clean.
Then leave it to sit for about 20 to 25 minutes.
Step 14: Garnish
After leaving the torte to cool slightly, use the sieve to sprinkle the remaining ground pistachio nuts over the top. Then open the tin, and ease it out onto a plate ready to serve.
Step 15: Serve
Serve just as it is with a cup of tea or coffee.