"A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship; and he who plants kindness gathers love."
There are two recipes I really like to use, but this time I made my mom's recipe. The dough is like a sugar cookie dough and doesn't get soggy with the fruit. I will post the other one some time so you can decide which you would prefer, but the picture is of this one.
"MOM'S" BODEN TORTE
1/2 cup sugar
3 tbsp. Butter
1 tbsp. vanilla
(vanilla sugar is nice, use one pkg, by Dr. Oetker)
1 cup flour sifted with
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 cup milk
Beat butter and sugar together till white and creamy, add egg and beat till mixed in. Fold in flour and baking powder, adding milk til it hold together in a ball. Press dough into a well greased boden torte pan.
Wet your hands with a little water to keep the dough from sticking to your hands.
Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden.Fill with a variety of fruit and whip cream, (my personal favorite is simply canned peaches and whip cream).
Melt a little Apple Jelly, (you can buy commercial glazes too).
Or take 1/2 cup of the fruit syrup. Cook it over high heat with 1 Tbsp of cornstarch dissolved in a little cold water, cook it until it is clear , and the raw cornstarch flavour disappears approximately 2 minutes.
Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and you have a lovely little dessert. Quick and easy.