Schaum Torte

This recipe is a German dessert. Gram was half German so it makes me wonder if this was a family recipe. The word “schaum” means frothy or foamy in German, which directly defines the meringue shells and even the whipped cream. All the references to Schaum Torte I found used strawberries, but if you don’t like those you could probably substitute raspberries, blueberries, or any fruit you like. It’s a light old fashioned dessert that might be a bit labor intensive, but delicious. It also reminds me a bit of the Angel Pie recipe.

This torte sounds a lot like Pavlova, and it’s also gluten free. If you decide to try this, I suggest baking sugar or caster sugar.

Schaum Torte

6 egg whites

2 cups sugar

2 tsp vinegar

1 tsp vanilla

pinch salt

Bake 1 1/2 hrs, cut in round pieces. Split, put fresh crushed strawberries between, whipped cream on top & garnish with whole berries

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