Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Recipes: Edna's Farina Torte

Another recipe from Edna, this time for something called a "Farina Torte." I had to look up what Farina is. Here's what Wikipedia has to say:

"Farina is a cereal food, frequently described as mild-tasting, usually served warm, made from cereal grains. In contemporary American English use, the word usually refers to Cream of Wheat brand cereal made from soft wheat. Wheat farina is a carbohydrate-rich food, often cooked in boiling water and served warm for breakfast, or cooked with milk and made into semolina pudding. It is used as an ingredient in many dishes and in processed foods such as breakfast cereals and pasta."

So it seems in this case, Farina refers to Cream of Wheat cereal. Interesting fact also learned from Wikipedia: You know the powder-y crumbs that are often found on the outsides of English muffins? That is farina, which is used to keep the muffins from sticking to the baking tins.

Edna's Farina Torte

(2/3c. bread crumbs - 1/2 c. Farina) sifted together
1 1/2 tsps. B.P.*
1/2 c. nuts
6 egg yolks
1c. sugar
6 egg whites

Beat egg yolks well, gradually beat in sugar and then bread crumbs + Farina and B.P. Add nuts and lastly fold in beaten egg whites. Bake in 1 or 2 largers (? Could not read handwriting - Ed.) and serve with whipped cream.

*I assume this means baking powder.

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