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Hazelnut Torte

 Hazelnut Torte
—Helen Gerard, Milwaukie, Oregon
10-12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups finely ground hazelnuts
  • Pinch salt
  • Chocolate icing, coarsely chopped hazelnuts and fresh mint, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat egg yolks and sugar until thick and
  • lemon-colored. Stir in nuts. In another bowl, beat egg whites and
  • salt until stiff peaks form. Fold a small amount into batter until
  • no streaks of white remain; add remaining egg whites.
  • Pour into an ungreased 9-in. springform pan. Bake at 350° for
  • 35-40 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Invert
  • pan; cool completely.
  • Just before serving, remove sides of pan. If desired, drizzle with
  • icing, sprinkle with nuts and garnish with mint. Yield: 10-12
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 170 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 44 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.