Cooking Light MARCH 2002
Preheat oven to 325°.
To prepare the cake, coat a 9-inch springform cake pan with cooking spray; dust with 1 tablespoon matzo cake meal.
Lightly spoon 1 cup matzo cake meal into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine 1 cup matzo cake meal, almonds, 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon rind, and salt in a large bowl; stir with a fork until blended. Stir in 3 egg yolks.
Place egg whites in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until foamy. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Gently stir one-fourth of the egg white mixture into matzo mixture; gently fold in remaining egg white mixture.
Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake at 325° for 1 hour or until golden. Cool in pan on a wire rack 5 minutes. Pierce top of torte with a wooden skewer in several places.
To prepare glaze, combine 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon rind, juice, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 egg yolk in a small saucepan; stir well with a whisk. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook 3 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly. Pour glaze over cake in pan; let stand 10 minutes. Remove from pan, and cool completely on a wire rack. Garnish with lemon slices and strawberries, if desired.
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