PureSpelt chestnut squares
for approx. 60 squares
400 g of PureSpelt flour, light
1 teaspoon of baking powder
125 g icing sugar
1 packet of vanilla sugar
200 g of butter, cold, cut into pieces
2 eggs, beaten
Approx. 300 g of chestnut (Maroni) paste (Crème de Marrons)
75 g icing sugar
Approx. 2 tablespoons of cherry liqueur or orange juice
For the dough, mix together the flour, baking powder, icing sugar and vanilla sugar in a mixing bowl. Add the butter, using your hands mix until it forms a crumbly mass. Add the eggs and fold together to form a dough, do not knead.
Roll out the dough on a piece of baking paper approx. 32 x 42 cm. Spread the chestnut paste onto one half of the dough leaving a 1 cm border free all around the edge of the dough. Brush the border of the dough with a little water. With the aid of the baking paper fold the second half of the dough over the chestnut paste; press the edges of the dough firmly together and slide the dough onto a baking tray.
Bake for 20-25 minutes in the lower half of an oven preheated to 200°C.
For the glazing, stir together the icing sugar and either the cherry liqueur or orange juice to form a smooth paste. Remove the cake from the oven and while it is still hot brush on the paste. Allow to cool and cut into squares of the desired size.
IG Dinkel, Judith Gmür-Stalder