Strawberry Torte Recipe

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   Recipe from the first lady in 1975, Mrs. Gerald Ford and a Recipe from the Vice Presidents wife in 1975, Mrs. Nelson Rockefeller.

Enjoy recipes from an old cookbook made years ago from a rural community plus a recipe from the White House during that time.

Strawberry Torte Recipe

From the White House, Mrs.Gerald Ford, First Lady

Strawberry Blitz Torte

   Ingredients required
1 cup sifted cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
4 egg yolks
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven 350 degrees

Instructions for Strawberry Blitz Torte recipe

   Sift flour, baking powder and salt 3 times. Cream shortening and sugar slowly and cream mixture until light and fluffy. Beat egg yolks until they are thick and add to creamed mixture. Stir in milk and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and beat until batter is smooth. Spread into 2 greased 8 inch layer cake pans.

For meringue, beat egg whites, salt and cream of tartar until they stand in soft peaks when the beater is lifted. Add sugar 2 tablespoons at a time, beating very thoroughly after each addition. Add vanilla. Lightly pile one half of the margarine mixture over the batter in each pan. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees about 35 minutes. Remove from oven, loosen sides of tortes from the pans and remove them to wire racks, keep the meringue side up. When cool, spread strawberry filling between the layers.

Strawberry filling Combine 1/2 cup of whipping cream and 2 tablespoons confectionary sugar whip until stiff. Fold in one cup sliced strawberries; spread between layers of Blitz Torte.

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Baking Abbreviations
tsp. - teaspoon
Tbsp. - tablespoon
C. - cup
pt. - pint
qt. - quart
pk. - peck
bu. - bushel
oz. - ounce, ounces
lb. - pound, pounds
sq. - square
min. - minute, minutes
hr. - hour, hours
mod. - moderate, moderately
doz. - dozen
Simplified Measures
dash - less than 1/8 teaspoon
3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
16 tablespoon = 1 cup
1 cup = 1/2 pint
2 cups = 1 pint
2 pints (4 cups) = 1 quart
4 quarts(liquid) = 1 gallon
8 quarts(solid) = 1 peck
4 pecks = 1 bushel
16 ounces = 1 pound
2 tablespoon = 1/4 cup
5 1/3 tablespoons = 1/3 cup
8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup
10 2/3 tablespoons = 2/3 cup
12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup
14 tablespoons = 7/8 cup