German Strawberry Pie

Erdbeerkuchen! Strawberry cake! My desert of choice especially for valentine’s day:)  I wanted something special, yet light and fresh, so decided on this erdbeerkuchen / strawberry pie:) What it is, is a simple sponge cake, topped with strawberries and a glaze. Very simple, very summary, absolutely heavenly.

What you need:

4 eggs

200 g sugar

200 g flour

half a package baking powder

1 package of vanilla sugar  (if you don’t have this, just use 300 g sugar instead of 200)

 

For the topping:

Strawberries

1 package gelatine

half a pint (about 200 ml) whipped cream (or already prepared whipped creme)

 

Mix the eggs with sugar and vanilla sugar and mix it until it has some air bubbles. Then put the flour and baking powder carefully in it. Mix it all together.

Pre- heat the oven to 370 degree fahrenheit ( about 175 C)

Lightly butter or spray with a vegetable spray and 8 or 9 inch pan and then transfer the pastry into the prepared pan.

Place the pan on a larger baking sheet and bake the crust until golden brown, about 13 – 15 minutes. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.

Meanwhile, cut the strawberries in half and prepare your whipped cream. Whip cream until almost stiff. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until cream holds peaks.

Once the cake is cooled down a bit put a thin layer of cream on top, then put the strawberries on however you think it looks good:) Prepare the gelatine like the instructions say and put a thin layer on top of the strawberries, so they stick together well. If you have whip cream over you can enjoy it with your pie:)
If you are trying to save some calories, you can leave out the whip cream or use fat reduced whipped cream

 

 

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~ by Colorful Soul on 02/10/2012.

One Response to “German Strawberry Pie”

  1. Some of the best desserts is the simplest.

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