You are seeing a "theme" in my cooking style lately. It is all about eating healthy without giving up anything...like dessert! Valentine's Day we decided to avoid the crowds and have dinner at home. We had filets, salad and baked potatoes for dinner. I wanted to make something special for dessert and I found a recipe online from Taste of Home that was just perfect for us. I made a few minor adjustments and put it through a calorie counter. Each slice of 1/12th of the torte has 151 calories without whipping cream. I added 2 T. of Reddi Whip real whipping cream for an additional 15 calories.
Strawberry Schaum Torte
8 egg whites
1 T. white vinegar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups sugar
2 cups sliced strawberries
whipping cream (optional)
Preheat Oven to 300 degrees
Grease a 10 inch springform pan (I used Pam)
Place egg whites in a bowl and let them stand 30 minutes to room temperature. Add the vinegar, vanilla and salt and beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar and beat until glossy and stiff peaks have formed. Beat long enough for the sugar to be almost completely dissolved. See picture below.
Spread into the greased springform pan.
Bake at 300 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until lightly browned.
Remove from the oven and put on a wire rack to cool.
The meringue will come out of the oven very puffy and pretty.
Then it falls to smashed and ugly!
When cool, remove the sides from the
springform pan and place on serving plate.
At this point, if you are serving a group...you could put the berries and whipped cream on the entire top of the torte. We were only using 2 slices, so I decorated each piece and put the rest in a container in the refrigerator. It was perfectly delicious for a couple of days after it was made. It is very light and soft. It was the perfect ending to our meal without making us feel stuffed.
I'm often asked if we really use the tablescapes that I set. The truth is...not often. Last week I showed the table set for a Valentine brunch. That table wasn't used. The picture below shows how the table really looked for the two of us on Valentine's Day.
I am joining Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for
Tablescape Thursday and
Michael @ Rattlebridge Farm for