Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Schwarzwälder Kirsch Torte

Recipe from Alina Kunze's Grandmother (3/2017)

So first you make what we call "biskuitboden", that is the thin layer of cake that goes between the other layers.
For that you need:

5 eggs
175 g of white sugar (3/4 cup)

125 g of flour (1 cup)
A tbs full of baking powder
50 g of corn starch (1/4 cup)
15g of Cocoa powder (1/8 cup)

Separate the eggs and beat the egg whites with half of the sugar until they are firm.
Then mix the egg yolks with the rest of the sugar. Combine the two masses slowly by hand.
Mix flour, baking powder, starch and cocoa and carefully mix under the mass. Add vanilla.

You need to preheat the oven to around 180 degrees Celsius and bake the dough in a "springform" baking tin ( I hope you know what I mean here 😀 that's all my translator told me). It needs to bake for around 25 minutes and then be taken from the tin and cooled all the way down.

Then you will need
around 350 g of cherries ( the same that I described above)
30 g of starch (1/4 cup)
25 g of sugar
And a sip of cherry water ( it's a liquor, and can also be left out)

You need to separate the cherries from the juice and keep 250 ml of it. Then take four spoons of that juice and mix it with the starch and the sugar. Bring the rest of the juice to a boil and slowly mix in the starch mix to thicken everything.
Let it cool down and then mix in the cherries and add as much alcohol as you'd like.

The last component is the cream. For that you need:
800g of cream (28 oz)
40g of sugar
2 packages of the powder that helps making cream hard 😀 is it cream of tartar in English?
Just mix everything together until it is really firm

When the cake has completely cooled down, you should cut it into three layers horizontally. One of them will be the base of the cake. If you put it back in the baking tin, it will be easier to layer but you can also do it free style 😉
So on the first cake layer, you put a layer of cherries, then cream and repeat until you have used all three cakes. Be sure to keep some cream for the sides, to make the cake look pretty 😉 on top of the outer layer of cake you can put little dollops of cream and then sprinkle the whole cake with chocolate shavings

It should then go into the fridge for at least 3-4 hours

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