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|Richard in Cincy||
REC: Sacher Torte-- a very old and different recipe
Joined: Dec 12, 2005
Posted to Thread #19234 at 8:31 am on Oct 22, 2010
This recipe is from the Alice B. Toklas cookbook which I am reading now (a lot of fun). Alice claims the recipe is from her Austrian cook (who had worked at the Sacher in Vienna) who she and Gertrude Stein employed before WWI. That means this recipe is from the days of Imperial Vienna. It is very different than the dried out underwhelming thing they serve to hordes of tourist in Vienna these days. Was this orginally how Sacher torte was made? Of course, now I'm researching this. In the meantime, this version of "Sacher Torte" is light years past the current inedible version.
Cream 1/2 cup butter, gradually add 1 cup sugar, the grated peel of 1 lemon, 4 oz. melted chocolate, the yolks of 6 eggs, fold in the beaten whites of 6 eggs and 3 tbls. flour. Butter and flour a flat cake pan and bake for 40 minutes in a 325F oven. Let cool in pan. When perfectly cold, cut in half and spread the the following mixture between the two layers.
2 oz. chocolate melted, to which add 1/2 cup hot coffee. When perfectly smooth beat in 2 yolks of eggs. Beat 1 cup heavy cream sweeteend with 3 tbls. icing sugar. ADd first mixture to the whipped cream.
Cover the cake with apricot jelly or strained apricot jam and ice with chocolate glasur/ganache.
Other messages in this thread:
- 19234. REC: Sacher Torte-- a very old and different recipe - Richard in Cincy - 8:31am on 10/22/10 (15)
- I love that book.--read it cover to cover twice, but never cooked a recipe - Joe - 10:02am on 10/22/10
- I am so tempted to do the Oeufs Francis Picabia... - Richard in Cincy - 11:10am on 10/22/10
- would a "flat cake pan" be a half sheet pan? [NT] - AngAk - 1:27pm on 10/22/10
- I think it would be round. Perhaps she meant flat as opposed to a ring mold or other shape.. - Joe - 3:38pm on 10/22/10
- It's been years since I heard that term. I always took it to mean what you said, not a tube pan. [NT] - Curious1 - 4:50pm on 10/22/10
- So, we're confirmed then, at least until Richard reports back on the Sacher Torte - Joe - 11:50pm on 10/22/10
- Exactly right about the pan and the she-devil. :) - Richard in Cincy - 12:13pm on 10/23/10
- REC: Austrian Hazelnut Tart - Richard in Cincy - 12:21pm on 10/23/10
- "Stir...for 20 minutes." Now I remember why I haven't tried it, lol. I wonder - Joe - 2:47pm on 10/23/10
- Yes, that's what I thought as well... - Richard in Cincy - 9:14pm on 10/23/10
- Well, I must give Sacher Torte another try. My only taste of it was at the Sacher Cafe in Vienna. It - Joe - 6:21pm on 10/24/10
- I think Sacher Torte is a disappointment for anyone... - Richard in Cincy - 10:21am on 10/25/10
- "...into day 4"---on hahaha, I laugh. you have superb willpower my friend! [NT] - AngAk - 1:09pm on 10/25/10
- I limit myself to a small sliver after dinner. It is hard! :) [NT] - Richard in Cincy - 2:35pm on 10/26/10
- REC: Austrian Chocolate Torte Glaze - Richard in Cincy - 9:26pm on 10/23/10