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Schaum Torte Recipe

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Before the days of automatic mixers, this recipe involved long and tiresome beating. Many times, husbands were drafted to help when the tired arms of the wife gave out. But nowadays, Schaum Torte is a breeze to prepare.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled, sliced and sweetened
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 311 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 64mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (46g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein .

Directions

  1. Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Beat egg whites until foamy. Add cream of tartar; continue beating until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until mixture is stiff and glossy. Add vanilla and vinegar; mix well. Spread batter in a greased 10-in. springform pan.
  2. Bake at 275° for 1 hour. Turn oven off; let torte cool in oven. With a sharp knife, cut around edges of pan; turn torte onto a platter. Serve with ice cream, strawberries and whipped cream. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Schaum Torte in Bountiful Harvest Cookbook 1994, p85

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.


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jpdtking 240017
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2015

"GERMAN GREAT GREAT GRANDMOTHERS! GREAT GRAND MOTHERS! MOTHERS!!! DAUGHTERS! THIS GOES BACK TO THE 1900's & BEFORE! BAKING! & NONE OF THEM USED A MIXER! ALL BY HAND & ARM! THE HOLIDAY CENTER PIECE! ALWAYS IN A 9 1\2" X 13" PAN & THEN IN PYREX! MERINGUE WAS BAKED, COOLED AND PLACED IN REFRIGERATOR ON THE TOP SHELVE FOR 24 HOURS! MERINGUE WAS ALLOWED TO FALL! IT GIVES THE TORTE A SIDE & BOTTOM HEAVENLY CRUST! NEXT DAY THE CHOSEN --- LEMON, STRAWBERRY OR CHERRY FILLING WAS MADE IN A QUANTITY TO FILL TO TOP EDGE! AND PLACED BACK IN THE REFRIGERATOR FOR TWENTY FOUR HOURS TO SET! THE NEXT DAY THE WHIPPED VANILLA BEAN CREAM WAS MADE FROM SCRATCH TO STIFF PEAKS - STAGE AND APPLIED WITH SPATULA & PIPED SCROLLS & ADORNMENT! CANDY FOR THE EYES! & FIT FOR THE KINGS & QUEENS! DESIGNED --- TO BECOME THE CENTER PIECE OF THE CELEBRATIONS! HOLIDAY'S, VERY VERY SPECIAL OCCASIONS! & THE Matriarch's ALWAYS CELEBRATED THEIR HUSBANDS WITH A LEMON SCHAUM TORTE ON THEIR birthday'S! LEMON BEING THE FAVORITE! WONDERFUL WITH A ICE COLD GLASS OF MILK OR A FINE - STEAMING CUP OF COFFEE! I NEVER TRIED A WINE WITH THE TORTES! MERRY Christmas!"

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