Broken Glass Torte (Dutch)
The cut slices give you the broken glass effect. Mother only made this as a torte lined with lady fingers once; but, when I was a child, pre-made lady fingers weren't easy to find in the supermarket and we were just as happy eating it chilled in a pan and served in squares as salad! When an event called for something special, this unusual, beautiful gelatin salad came to mind. Because of all the gelatin and cream, I haven't made it for years, but Val's post brought back memories of this favorite recipe from my childhood, so, I went downstairs, looked up mother's cookbook...and here it is! As note below, the recipe is from the book, Get Smakelijk. At the beginning of the book is this note, "In his native land, a Dutch host utters these words before each meal, 'Get Smakelijk,' meaning to eat well and with taste."
Serves 12 or more
1 (3-ounce) package lemon or orange gelatin
1 (3-ounce) package lime gelatin
1 (3-ounce) package cherry, raspberry, or strawberry gelatin
1 1/2 cups hot water for each package of gelatin
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
1 cup hot pineapple juice
2 cups heavy cream, whipped
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 (1-pound) package lady fingers, split
Dissolve each of the 3 packages of gelatin (one of each color) in 1 1/2 cups hot water and chill in separate cake pans until firm.
Then cut into cubes about 1/2-inch wide.
Soften the unflavored gelatin in cold water and add pineapple juice.
Fold into whipped cream in which you have beaten sugar and vanilla.
Blend with the colored cubes carefully into the angel food pan which have lined with lady fingers. (Yes! That's really what the cookbook says!)*
Chill about 12 hours.
Slice to serve.
Posted by LuAnn (TQ)
*Other than breaking the single paragraph into sentences, I left the directions exactly as they appeared in the book; sounds like something may have been "lost (or at least turned around!) in the translation". Be sure you read through each step before beginning so you have a clear picture in your mind of just what needs to be done.
Source: Get Smakelijk: A Collection of Recipes by Members and Friends of Junior Welfare League of Holland, Michigan, 1964 (I was 9 years-old then)!