ISO Bread-Crumb Cake recipe
I am looking for a cake recipe that uses bread crumbs instead of flour as the "carb" component...I currently have an excess of bread crumbs, only they are from a sweet bread (so much for breading schnitzels!).
About 5 years ago I stayed at the Schweizerhof Hotel in Lucerne, Switzerland--it was a business trip so it was someone else's nickel! The treat waiting for us in the room was such a cake; according to the hotel's history, it was developed during wartime when flour was rationed and thrifty cooks recycled everything. It was simple but tasty, the light texture similar to that of a cake using ground nuts instead of flour. Of course, do you think I can find that little brochure and recipe now?
So if anyone has such a recipe--I know getting my hands on the original Schweizerhof recipe is nearly an impossibility--please do share. I believe the key components were eggs, sugar, maybe a pinch of cinnamon, and toasted breadcrumbs. The leavening came from egg whites beaten to stiffness.
Any ideas? Thanks in advance.