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Strawberry Hazelnut Torte With Chantilly Cream

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Whelp. It’s Valentine’s Day on Friday & boy do we have a recipe for you! Your significant other will be blown away at how good this Strawberry Hazelnut Torte with Chantilly Cream, tastes. They might be amazed you made it, depending on your baking skills haha! We were amazed at our own ability to create such beautifulness. Seriously though, we certainly are not skilled chef’s like Delores Fritzche- the talented Pastry Chef who gave us this lovely recipe. 

We have never really been into the whole “Valentine’s Day” thing. Ok, confession time. Growing up, we wore black on V day. Not in protest, but in…spite? We just didn’t like it. We aren’t into the whole lovey dovey, show your affections everywhere. And an entire day devoted to that sort of stuff drove us nuts. Maybe it was because we felt it was unnecessary to celebrate love when we were so young & most likely didn’t know the man we were going to marry. So why pose & go on dates with current “like” interests when it was so temporary, it wouldn’t mean a thing in a year!

Now, I’m speaking in past tense because that was our mindset growing up while we were in high school. Can you tell we weren’t huge daters? I am married now & I’ll be honest, I do enjoy an excuse to have Colby take me out on a date! Especially now that we have our little man cub. I can’t speak for Bri though! I guess we will just have to see if she wears black on Friday, or not!

Meanwhile, if you want to really wow your date’s taste buds, this torte will do it. We were dying at how yummy it was!! So we hope you all enjoy it & good luck with your Valentine’s Day preparations! Later this week we will be releasing our Guide to Gluten Free Candy. Stay tuned!

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Torte:

Draw two 8-inch circles on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Draw circles on parchment paper for making strawberry hazelnut torte

Combine egg whites & cream of tarter. Beat with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add 1 cup of the sugar, a tablespoon at a time, beating on high speed until stiff peaks form & sugar is nearly dissolved.
Egg whites & cream of tarter, beat in bowl for making strawberry hazelnut torte

Gently fold in the vanilla & 1 cup nuts. By the way, I purchased whole hazelnuts & chopped them in my Blendtec, beforehand. Spread over circles. I dropped the meringue in the middle of the circles and worked from the middle out, shaping, them into pretty circles.
Strawberry hazelnut torte on parchment paper, ready to be shaped

Until they looked like this:

Strawberry hazelnut torte shaped into circles on parchment paper

Bake in a 325-degree oven for 30-40 minutes.
Baked strawberry hazelnut torte

Chantilly Cream:

In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese & 2 tablespoons butter until smooth. Beat in remaining 1/3 cup sugar. Gradually add whipping cream, beating on low speed until combined, then on medium speed just until medium peaks form.
Chantilly cream ingredients mixed in mixer

Heat chocolate & 1 tablespoon butter until melted.

Assembly of Strawberry Hazelnut Torte with Chantilly Cream:

Remove meringues from parchment paper. Place on a serving plate. Drizzle with chocolate. Spread with half of cream mixture & half of strawberries (we mixed our strawberries in with the cream!). Place second meringue on top.

Chocolate covered strawberry hazelnt torte

Spread with remaining whipped cream mixture & remaining berries. Serve right away or within a couple hours to preserve freshness. Garnish with chopped nuts and/or drizzled chocolate.
Strawberry Hazelnut Torte with Chantilly Cream

Strawberry Hazelnut Torte with Chantilly Cream

Strawberry Hazelnut Torte With Chantilly Cream
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Ingredients
  • Torte:
  • 5 egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp cream of tarter or 1 tsp dried egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup ground hazelnuts and ¼ cup for garnish
  • 4 oz semisweet chocolate
  • 3 tbs butter
  • Cream:
  • 4 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1½ cups whipping cream
  • 1 quart strawberries, quartered
  • ⅓ cup sugar
Instructions
  1. Draw two 8-inch circles on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  2. Combine egg whites & cream of tarter. Beat with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add 1 cup of the sugar, a tablespoon at a time, beating on high speed until stiff peaks form & sugar is nearly dissolved.
  3. Gently fold in the vanilla & 1 cup nuts. By the way, I purchased whole hazelnuts & chopped them in my Blendtec, beforehand. Spread over circles. I dropped the meringue in the middle of the circles and worked from the middle out, shaping, them into pretty circles.
  4. Bake in a 325-degree oven for 30-40 minutes.
  5. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese & 2 tablespoons butter until smooth. Beat in remaining ⅓ cup sugar. Gradually add whipping cream, beating on low speed until combined, then on medium speed just until medium peaks form.
  6. Heat chocolate & 1 tablespoon butter until melted.
  7. Remove meringues from parchment paper. Place on a serving plate. Drizzle with chocolate. Spread with half of cream mixture & half of strawberries (we mixed our strawberries in with the cream!). Place second meringue on top.
  8. Spread with remaining whipped cream mixture & remaining berries. Serve right away or within a couple hours to preserve freshness. Garnish with chopped nuts and/or drizzled chocolate.

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4 Responses

  1. fittingintovegan
    | Reply

    Yum, this looks amazing!! An it isn’t chocolate – perfect for those don’t eat it!

    • Brooke Roundy
      | Reply

      Thank you! Yes! You don’t have to drizzle the chocolate if you don’t want to! It’s more of a garnish anyway 😉

  2. nailcentric
    | Reply

    This looks absolutely amazing!

    • Brooke Roundy
      | Reply

      Thank you!! It’s so yummy!

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