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.
6 egg whites
2 cups sugar
2 tsp vinegar
1 tsp vanilla
Bake 1 1/2 hrs, cut in round pieces. Split, put fresh crushed strawberries between, whipped cream on top & garnish with whole berries