Sugar Rush…

May 11th, 2010

A Sachertorte has been on the list of things to make for a long long time. A few years ago, I was having Champagne and dessert one lovely afternoon at Afterwords with my old roommate (yes, she was fun to live with- enjoyed food immensely!). I had the Sachertorte and since that moment, I’ve wanted to make my own.

But as any baker knows, you often have a list a mile long of what to bake… A recent Saveur even had a recipe for the Sachertorte as part of its piece on the original bakery in Vienna but still it went unmade…

Until I started realizing I needed to clean out the fridge in preparation for my summer internship in DC.  I had some apricot jam leftover from my Apricot-Brie Souffles and thus a Sachertorte was finally born…

I used this Sachertorte and could not find the one from Saveur in my pile of magazine clippings. It was delicious! I had a little trouble getting the egg whites to be stiff for some reason but I did not want to waste six more eggs so I just used them as is. The cake was a little more dense but still tasted great. I just opted not to cut it in half. Also, the glaze is more like a fudge and sets up very quickly so pour it soon after taking it off the stove.  Is there anything better than chocolate?

One Response to “Sugar Rush…”

  1. Manggy on May 12, 2010 4:41 am

    Wish I could have been there to judge the egg white beating and mixing! ;)

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