Thursday, 20 May 2010

Lemon Walnut Torte

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.

Walnuts and lemons are proven to be a wonderful flavour collaboration by this dessert. There is no need for other flavour components, so a simple whipped cream is a perfect finish for the Lemon Walnut Torte.  

Components used for this dessert treat:
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  1. Hi Charlotte! I love your "polka dot torte"! I have to share this with a friend who is really crazy about everything with polka dots! It looks really delicious too! Would you mind sharing the recipe? I'd love to try that!

  2. Hi Renata! I think polka dots are fashionable this season.. I've been seeing loads of polka dots in shops, and happened to purchase some too♥ I'm thinking of adding a recipe page on my blog today, but I'm a bit slow on updating so I'll just email you the recipe :)

  3. this looks extremely delicious!!!

  4. hi charlotte! lemon torte is my all time fave cake. prob is it's rare in the city where i live in. big disappointment for me, i have to travel to another city and buy it twice the regular price from an expensive cake shop, tsk. so i decided to bake my own instead, im so happy when i found ur site, i'm wondering if perhaps u could share me the recipe too? i'd be grateful if u have the time ^_^ if it's not much trouble pls email me at thanks!


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