I have been a member of a stitching group for, I think, eleven years. We meet everyother week at someone's house to work on projects. There are 5 of us. Four of us always work on some sort of needle project, cross stitch, quilting etc, except Patty. We keep threatening to kick out of the group but, I don't think she takes us very seriously. She still doesn't bring a project. The host for the evening prepares dessert and other delectables. I had group on Wednesday, August 24th and made Raspberry Schaum Torte. Here is the recipe.
For the Meringue
6 Egg whites
1/8 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsps cream of tartar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
3 c. raspberries
2 Tbsp. sugar
To make the meringues: Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites with the salt and the cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Add the vanilla. Gradually add the sugar one tablespoon at a time until all is added and glossy peaks form.
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper (I use two cookie sheets). Scoop about 3/4 c of the meringue and drop on the cookie sheet, should be about 3 inches in diameter. With the back of a spoon, shape a shallow well in the center of each mound. This makes 8-10 meringues.
Place in oven and bake for one hour. Turn off the oven and let sit for at least two hours or longer, best if over night. Slip the meringue in a single layer in a paper bag. If i'm not going to use the oven, I leave them in there. You want to keep them dry. They will keep 3-4 days.
Mix the berries and sugar together long enough to get some juice.
To serve: Place a scoop of vanilla ice cream in the center well, spoon berries and juice over the top of ice cream and a dollop of whipped cream.