Monday, 14 March 2011

easy erdbeertorten

one of my mum's favourite desserts is Erdbeer Torte, preferable eaten while sitting on a sunny german patio at Kaffee und Kuchen time surrounded by assorted family members. So when she called a party, a "Salvation Celebration" to be exact, to mark the anniversary of the time she became a born-again christian (40yrs ago - yikes!), i knew that i had to have a go at making little mini ones for after dinner.
These are about 4" in diameter and are simply flan base topped with strawberries set in custard and decorated with fresh cream. I was lucky enough to find a baking tray with little ready shaped mini-flan bases, so was able to make the bases without much difficulty.
I made the bases using this recipe. I found it to be a little tasteless and perhaps a bit on the heavy-side too, but apparently they are supposed to taste like that....i think if making them again i will substitute the "official" flan base recipe with a simple cake one of my own....i'll just have to be sure to get the custard really stiff before putting on the base - otherwise it will wet the cake and lead to mushy-ness... yuck!!
mmm i could do with another one now....

2 comments:

Rosy said...

Yum, yum! That looks delicious and is screaming at me, "Eat me, please. " Your post got me hungry ...

eleonora said...

yummy!!!sembra molto appetitoso come dolcetto!!!posso avere un assaggino via posta elettronica? =)=)

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