Nut Torte Recipe

Nut Torte Recipe

Ingredients: Serves 8

4 egg whites
225 g/8 oz/1 cup caster (superfine) sugar
1.5 ml malt vinegar
1.5 ml vanilla essence (extract)

100 g/4 oz/1 cup toasted chopped mixed nuts
45 ml/3 tbsp lemon curd
150 ml double (heavy) cream, whipped
Crystallized (candied) lemon slices, to decorate

Method:

Whisk the egg whites until stiff. Add half the sugar and whisk again until stiff and glossy. Fold in the remaining sugar, the vinegar and vanilla, then the nuts. Spread the mixture into two 20 cm/8 in rounds on baking parchment on baking (cookie) sheets. Bake in a preheated oven at 180C/350F/gas mark 4 for about 45 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Carefully lift off the baking parchment. Place one round on a serving plate. Spread with the lemon curd, then top with half the whipped cream. Top with the second nut meringue round. Decorate with the remaining whipped cream and crystallized lemon slices.


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