Linz is the reputed home of the renowned Linzertorte. A Linzertorte is a tart made of a rich buttery dough accentuated by almonds, lemon zest, and cinnamon. The tart is traditionally filled with black currant preserves and topped with a lattice crust. In America, raspberry has replaced black currant as the jam of choice. Linzertortes are a traditional European Christmas pastry, a custom that is now enjoyed in the US as well.
Tiramisu is a traditional Italian dessert which translates to “pick me up” in English because of the high sugar and caffeine content in the dessert. Tiramisu is very similar to a rich layered cake; it consists of sponge fingers dipped in bitter espresso layered with a sweet mascarpone-zabaglione cream and then finally topped with cocoa powder.