Friday, May 1, 2009

Boden Torte/ Fruit Flan

"A good deed is never lost; 
he who sows courtesy reaps friendship; 
and he who plants kindness gathers love."
BASIL



There are two recipes I really like to use, but this time I made my mom's recipe. The dough is like a soft 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 recipe.

"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 egg
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.

14 comments:

  1. That looks delicious! Love the variety of fruit. Yum!

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  2. I just bought local strawberries yesterday and this would be perfect for strawberry shortcake! Thanks! Love the beautiful quote, too!

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  3. OH this brings back many memories for me Charlotte. . my mom often made this torte with cherries. . .I was just looking at the pan the other day. . and now. . I just have to make it. .and your cake recipe looks fantastic, I'll have to compare it with hers.. ..maybe we'll get the third version .. smile.

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  4. Oh my goodness. Amazing. You know what is funny...I was just going through my cupboards and found this torte pan mom gave me and I thought...now (don't laugh) but I thot...now...what do I use this for anyway! Grin...NOW I know

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  5. I've been looking for that original Boden Torte. That's such a delightful cake to make during summer with all the fresh fruits.
    Thank-you.

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  6. I too found my torte pan the other day..and now I have the recipe to try. Thanks Char!

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  7. Charlotte, I love Bodentorte! The one my Mom made was a thinner,cake like dough. (Let's see how many varieties we can post here.) Your pictures make me want to make one soon. Peaches is also one of my favorite, even though the multicolored looks pretty.

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  8. Looks yummy, Charlotte...but I'll have to enjoy 'boden torte' alsewhere since I don't have a pan.

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  9. Charlotte! This looks like art! I want some... :0)

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  10. Charlotte, my Mom made this and I loved it. She would usually use canned cherry pie filling. With summer just around the corner, fresh fruit is the best choice. Kathy

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  11. You have some fabulous recipes here! I will have to look for one of those pans - this looks delicous. Thank you!

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  12. Do any of you ladies know where to get a raised flan pan in the Abby area? We're excited to make this after having it at your class at Lepp's last night :o)

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  13. I would call some kitchen stores. There is one in Fort Langley that has a large assortment of cake pans. I just saw a Zenker flan pan that looks very much like the one I have, on amazon.ca for $5.75
    Thank you for coming to the class!

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