Meringue Shell with Strawberries and Cream

Spanische Windtorte

Preparation info
  • Makes

    8 to 10

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Cafes of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague

By Rick Rodgers

Published 2002

  • About

One of the most spectacular desserts in any cuisine, the Spanische Windtorte is a rococo meringue drum filled with berries and cream.

The keys to a successful Windtorte are a bit of organization and long, slow baking. On paper, it looks like the torte will take four hours to prepare but almost all of that time is spent in the oven. The first rule is never make meringue on a rainy or humid day. The meringue attracts the moisture in the air and will never dry properly.

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