The Protected Geographical Indication Tarta de Santiago (St James´s cake) covers a traditional
Galician sweet Santiago tart sweet traditional Galician, whose basic components
consist of ground almonds (at least 33% of the total weight of the mass), sugar
(33%) and eggs (25% of total weight) used according to the
conditions of the internal terms of the rules of procedure.
The cake can be made
with or without a base, which can be either puff pastry or shortcrust pastry and made of wheat flour, butter,
refined sugar, egg, milk and salt. The base should not exceed 25% of the total
Tarta de Santiago may
come in different sizes and it is round and the top of the cake is covered
with powdered sugar masked with an imprint of the Cross of the Order of St
James which gives the pastry its name. When cut, it has a golden colour,
flavoured with almond and a spongy, granulated texture.
The area of manufacture
of the product covered by the PGI Santiago cake extends itself throughout the
territory of the Autonomous Community of Galicia.
Technical data (2014)
- Producers: 13
- Certified Production:
- Estimated economic
value: 556,741 euros