Strawberry tart is a favourite German fruit tart. When strawberries are in season we Germans love a delicious Erdbeerkuchen.
This is a quick and easy recipe. It is a little bit like a sponge cake, but not so soft and delicate. If you are in a hurry, you can even use a ready-make sponge cake to make a yummy Erdbeerkuchen.
For the dough:
Put the eggs into a mixing bowl, use a handmixer at the highest speed and whisk the eggs, add the sugar, vanilla sugar, salt and the soft butter.
Continue whisking until the mixture is foamy.
Add the sifted flour and baking powder.
Grease a flat baking pan, sprinkle the pan with fine breadcrumbs, and fill in the dough and flatten.
Bake in the preheated oven at about 200°C / 400°F for about 12 to 15 minutes until golden.
Remove the cake and let it cool down on a wire rack.
Wash and hull the strawberries, and put the whole fruits on the pastry.
Most people cook a jelly-like glaze to coat the strawberries, you'll get packets called Tortenguss to prepare such a glaze.
Another way to glaze your Erdbeerkuchen is to use strawberry jam. Heat 3 tablespoons jam in a pot, use a cooking brush to spread the jam on the strawberries. The result looks better, and the taste is just delicious.