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Walnut Blitz Torte

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jillpickle: Blitz Torte (or sometimes called German Blitz Torte) was one of Bill’s childhood favorites that his mom made for special occasions.  From what I’ve read, it seems that this was popular in the 1950’s and created in America, not Germany.  It appears that most of the recipes I found consisted of 2 layers of butter cake topped with a meringue and almonds with a custard filling.  Bill’s mom used walnuts instead of almonds so I did find a recipe with walnuts.  Making all of the components: cake, meringue and custard was time consuming but worth the effort!  I didn’t want a huge cake that only the 2 of us would eat so I cut the recipe in half and used (2) 6″ cake pans.  The result was a tiny buttery, crunchy sweet cake!  Tastes great topped with sweetened whipped cream!     Walnut Blitz Torte.

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Roasted Butternut Squash, Chicken, and Pomegranate Salad

Katie:  When I saw that pomegranates were in season again, I was excited to try using them.  I also managed to snatch up one of the last butternut squashes of the season at the farmers market.  I thought that this recipe for Roasted Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Salad looked good.  Since I know that Flori doesn’t eat lettuce and isn’t crazy about pomegranate seeds, I knew I would have to make some changes.  I added bulgur, chicken, and chickpeas, and served everything in a do-it-yourself salad bar. 

I served lamb’s lettuce and bulgur as the base, roasted butternut squash (with an interesting combination of cinnamon, paprika, and cumin as the seasonings), chickpeas, chicken (using the same spices as the squash), feta cheese, pomegranate arils, toasted chopped walnuts, and pomegranate vinaigrette made with homemade pomegranate molasses.

Here is Flori’s version…

and mine:

It was a good meal!