I do absolutely adore desserts with nuts and citrus! This dessert definitely made lemon and walnut shine perfectly. I encountered this dessert way back on my short stint in baking school; I instantly fell in love with it. I love the crunch of the walnuts whilst being tingled by the burst of lemon sunshine.
First, what is a torte? Torte is a German word that basically means cake, flan or tart. In baking terms, torte means a cake that is made by replacing all or some of the flour with ground nuts or bread crumbs. As for this dessert, the torte is basically meringue that is folded with chopped walnuts.
A stream of thick creamy lemon curd is then sandwiched in between the layers of walnut meringue discs. Just a thin layer of lemon curd is needed to give this dessert a lemony tang.