OT: "lost" family recipe

The grandmother made this strawberry torte; quite possibly of german origin,

bottom layer a cookie-caky-crusty - sweet; thin....

a cheesecake-ish layer

a layer of strawberries and whip cream mixture
topped with slices of strawberry...

deadly. scrumtious - hardened your artieries just LOOKING at it.

Think I can find a recipe that resembles it? nope....

I may have to force myself to attempt to recreate it....

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Hey, Mmario, it sounds really similar to kuchen. I don't make it myself but a friend uses her husband's family recipe and they are German Canadian background. Very tasty. Very rich. Very labor intensive if made the old-fashioned way his grandmother put it together. [You know...process the fruit yourself, hand mix all the various ingredients, etc.] Hope this gives you a starting point. Good luck. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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MMario's picture

duh! Why I didn't think to search"kuchen" I don't know - probably because she always called it "torte" - but sure enough, I found a couple that look similar.....

THANK YOU!

yes, very rich. very tasty. very rich.

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

You are very welcome. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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Ah yes those darn Germans can bake. My family is German and both my brother and mother are bakers. I know the cake you are thinking of and I can see if I have the recipe.

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