Tina's Granny's Schaum Torte

Tina's Granny's Schaum Torte Recipe

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Tina Swain


This is the dessert my Granny Schingo would make every Christmas Eve. We still make it and smile when we think of her. It is more like a Pavola. Some of us like the crisp top crust, me? I love the fluffy, gooey, marshmallow like inside.


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  • 9
    egg whites, room temp
  • 3 c
    white sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    white vinegar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch
  • 1 pinch
    cream of tartar
  • 1 pt
    whipping cream whipped.or tub of whipped topping
  • ·
  • ·
    sauteed hickory nuts or walnuts or pecans
  • ·
    maraschino cherry halves

How to Make Tina's Granny's Schaum Torte


  1. Beat whites and tartar until foamy, add sugar bit at a time until stiff and you can feel no sugar granules between your fingers. Beat in vinegar, vanilla and salt.
  2. Pour into ungreased spring form pan. Bake 2 hours at 250 degrees. Turn off oven and let sit undisturbed in the oven overnight.
  3. Run a thin knife around the interior of the spring form pan. Release and remove the ring. Place bottom disk on a cake plate.
    Take off the top crust. Top the bottom part with whipped cream, sliced bananas, sautéed hickory nuts and maraschino cherry halves. Reassemble top and serve.

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About Tina's Granny's Schaum Torte

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: German

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