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Hazelnut Torte

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Ingredients
  Egg whites 4
  Superfine sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Egg yolks 3
  Ground hazelnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Water cracker crumbs 4 Tablespoon
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Grated orange rind 1 Teaspoon
  Almond essence 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Strawberries 1 Cup (16 tbs), hulled
  Icing sugar 1 Teaspoon
Directions

1. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Add sugar a spoonful at a time, beating well after each addition, and continue beating until meringue is thick and glossy.
2. Whisk egg yolks until light and fluffy, then stir in combined hazelnuts, cracker crumbs, baking powder, orange rind and almond essence (a). Fold meringue into hazelnut mixture (b).
3. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased and lined 22.5 cm / 9 in springform cake tin (c). Bake at 180°C / 350°F / Gas 4 for 30-35 minutes. Stand 5 minutes before turning out on a wire rack to cool.
4. Decorate top of cake with strawberries and dust with icing sugar.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Occasion: 
Christmas
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Hazelnut
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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