Walnut Torte

Another damaged page, and the pencil is fading and difficult to read. The walnut torte could be from Ukraine or Hungary, USA or Austria. They are typically layered, 3-6 layers, separated with whipped cream or flavored whipped cream (like mocha). The topping should be light and lovely, and depending on your preference can dribble over the edge or be cleanly iced. This particular recipe does use baking powder as leavening in place of whipped egg whites, whereas traditional tortes would use the egg whites and little to no baking powder. You can see the filling was there once upon a time, but has been lost now. You could easily make a whipped cream filling that would be lovely.

Walnut Torte

6 eggs (yolks only)

1/2 lb granulated sugar

1/4 lb grated walnuts

6 grated lady fingers

2 tablespoons flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 lemon and rind

Beat the egg yolks with the sugar, and the other ingredients in given order, mixing baking powder with flour. Bake in layers in medium oven.

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