Strawberry Hazelnut Gateau

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Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep
45 mins
Cook
1 hr

This is a lovely one for the Christmas celebrations.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Beat the egg whites with salt until soft peaks form, gradually add sugar, beat until the sugar is dissolved and mixture is of meringue consistency.
  2. Beat in the vinegar and vanilla.
  3. Line bases of two 20cm springform pans with greased greaseproof paper which has been lightly dusted with cornflour.
  4. Spread meringue mixture evenly into tins.
  5. Sprinkle ground hazelnuts evenly over meringue in both tins.
  6. With a knife or small spatula, swirl hazelnuts lightly through meringue. Smooth over top of meringue with the back of a spoon.
  7. Bake in moderate oven 35 - 40 minutes or until meringue is crisp to touch; release sides of pan, cool on the base of the pan.
  8. Chop chocolate. Combine with water in top of double saucepan; stir over simmering water until melted; cool.
  9. Remove cakes from bases.
  10. Place a layer of meringue on a serving plate, flat side down; spread with a thin layer of chocolate. Spread whipped cream over chocolate. Reserve 4 strawberries, wash and hull the remainder, cut in half, arrange over cream.
  11. Spread the underside of second meringue with remaining chocolate mixture, place on top of strawberry layer, chocolate side down.
  12. Whip extra cream, cover sides and top of cake and if desired, pipe cream decoratively on top.
  13. Arrange reserved halved strawberries on top of cake. Refrigerate until ready to serve. If desired, brush strawberries used for decoration with warmed, sieved strawberry jam to give them a pretty glaze before arranging on cake. Cheers, Doreen Doreen Randal, Wanganui.
  14. New Zealand.
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It's pure heaven. Made this many times myself, but lost the recipe a couple of years ago. Thank goodness for the internet!! For even better flavour leave for a day after making it...it almost tastes alcoholic. A decadent delight.

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I was going to post this recipe from the Woman's Weekly, but found it here. I've made this beautiful cake/dessert many times, and although it looks complicated trust me it's not! I wouldn't make it if it was! It's rich but the strawberries cut through that, and it's a great holiday or celebration cake.