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
I SWEAR that this exact recipe card was written by my grandmother, my great grandmother, or my great aunt! I have a hand-written copy myself. Unfortunately I’m temporarily living out of town and can’t retrieve my copy.
I’ve sent a link to this card to other family members to verify the handwriting.
This particular card was written by my grandmother.
I doubt we are related! I was thinking that maybe one of my relatives wrote it out for your grandma.
Do you have Wisconsin ties?
No Wisconsin ties that I’m aware of but maybe they had teachers who learned the same penmanship style.
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