Spring - March, April and May are the
busiest months of the year. Why? The magnificent azaleas, dogwoods and other blooming plant life!
St. Patrick's Day brings more then half a million people to this city, followed
by the incredibly popular Tour of Homes and Gardens and Savannah Music Festival
. You can find a complete list of Savannah events here
This month we feature Quita's Linzer Torte Bars. The Linzer Torte, named for the city of Linz, Austria, is the oldest-known torte or cake in the world. For a long time a recipe from 1696 in the Vienna Stadtund Landesbibliothek was the oldest one known. In 2005, however, Waltraud Faißner, the library director of the Upper Austrian Landesmuseum and author of the book "Wie man die Linzer Dortten macht"
("How to make the Linzer Torte") found an even older recipe from 1653
LINZER TORTE BARS
* 1 cup all
* 1 cup powdered
* 1-cup ground
* ½ cup butter
* ½ teaspoon
* 2/3 cup red
Heat oven to 375
degrees. Mix all ingredients except preserves with spoon until crumbly. Press
2/3 crumbly mixtures in un-greased square pan. Spread with preserves. Spread with
remaining crumbly mixture; press gently into preserves. Bake 20-25 minutes until
light golden brown. Cool completely. Cut into 8 rows by 6 bars.