Schaum Torte A.K.A. Angel Pie. Billowy meringue clouds layered with lemon curd, whipped cream, and fresh fruit. Divine decadence!
Oh dear, where to begin describing this sensational taste explosion? With a meringue shell and lemon curd sandwiched between layers of whipped cream, Schaum Torte is a delightful experience. Its silky airy texture is reminiscent of a cloud in your mouth. Imagine smiling and making the “mmmm” face then having that face make your whole mouth smile.
Schaum Torte makes an excellent dessert choice for barbeques and serves well as a finish to heavier meals like rack of lamb at Easter time.
Schaum Torte or schaumentorten is rooted in German/Austrian heritage. Its name translates to “foam cake” The torte is traditionally molded using a pie plate or springform pan to form the base. Another option is to pipe the meringue freeform onto parchment paper, building up the sides as you go.
When I eat this I close my eyes and am transported into granny’s Bronx backyard. It is summer and the living is easy. A kid whose only care in the world is the looming start of the new school year. The Bronx crowd required 3 or 4 of these to ensure everyone got THEIR piece. My all time favorite remains the fresh peach topping – though a close second would be mixed berries.
Store leftovers covered and refrigerated.
Torte may be made up to 24 hours in advance and kept chilled.