Strawberry Walnut Torte
Strawberry Walnut Torte requires approximately 55 minutes from start to finish. One serving contains 343 calories, 5g of protein, and 18g of fat. This lacto ovo vegetarian recipe serves 16. Only a few people really liked this dessert. It is perfect for Mother's Day. This recipe from Taste of Home requires baking powder, vanillan extract, heavy whipping cream, and sugar.
Preheat oven to 350°. Line bottoms of two greased 9-in. round baking pans with parchment paper; grease paper.
Place walnuts and 1/4 cup sugar in a food processor; pulse until nuts are ground. In a small bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Set aside walnut mixture and cream.
In a large bowl, beat eggs and remaining sugar until thick and lemon-colored; beat in vanilla. In another bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and walnut mixture; fold into egg mixture alternately with whipped cream.
Transfer to prepared pans.
Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks; remove paper. Cool completely.
For frosting, in a small bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and salt until blended. Fold in whipped cream.
Using a long serrated knife, cut each cake horizontally in half.
Place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread with 1/2 cup frosting. Top with a second cake layer. Reserve 2 tablespoons preserves for strawberries; spread half of the remaining preserves over top of cake to within 1/2 inch of edge. Repeat layers.
Frost sides of cake with remaining frosting. For a basket weave design, run a small offset spatula around cake to form ridges, stopping and starting at short intervals. Arrange strawberries over top. In a microwave, melt reserved preserves; brush over strawberries. Refrigerate until serving.
Recommended wine: Cream Sherry, Port, Moscato Dasti
Torte works really well with Cream Sherry, Port, and Moscato d'Asti. A common wine pairing rule is to make sure your wine is sweeter than your food. Delicate desserts go well with Moscato d'Asti, nutty desserts with cream sherry, and caramel or chocolate desserts pair well with port. The NV Solera Cream Sherry with a 4.5 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 17 dollars per bottle.
NV Solera Cream SherryThe Solera Cream Sherry has a brilliant amber and deep copper hue. With butterscotch and pecan aromas, the sweet salted nut and brown spice aromas carry a complex caramel accent. A sweet entry leads to a rounded, lush, moderately full-bodied palate with a lengthy, flavorful finish.