S as Sachertorte

Sachertorte recipe by our embassador Rosa Maria:

  • 200 gr. dark chocolate (60%) 
  • 125 gr. soft butter 
  • 8 egg yolks 
  • 10 clear 
  • 140 gr. of very fine sugar 
  • 125 gr. of flour type "00" 
  • a pinch of salt 
  • a pinch of vanilla seeds 
  • jelly or apricot jam through a sieve 
  • 300 gr. about chocolate icing
Melt the chocolate. Melt the butter. Mix the egg yolks with a fork and add the melted butter and then chocolate. Add the salt and vanilla. Whip the egg whites and just slightly foamy, add sugar gradually: continue beating until the mixture is white, polished and consistent, where the sugar is well dissolved. United to clear the compound first prepared, with the usual method: first a few spoonfuls of meringue to soften the mixture, then the remaining, stirring gently from bottom to top and from the edges to the inside of the bowl, rotate the bowl same. Finally, add the flour, gently. Pour the mixture into a greased 26 cm cake tin and bake for about 45 minutes in the oven at 180 ° C.
Cut the cake in half when it is completely cold. Teasels stuffed and covered the cake with the hot jam through a sieve (or jelly ). Prepare the glaze by melting the chocolate and add the soft butter into small pieces. Cover the cake completely when the temperature of the glaze will be around 30 °-35 ° C. Serve at room temperature accompanying with tufts of whipped cream.

In our cooking trip around the European Community countries, sachertorte represents Austria:
Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a federal republic and a landlocked country of roughly 8.47 million people in Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. The territory of Austria covers 83,855 square kilometres and has a temperate and alpine climate. Austria's terrain is highly mountainous due to the presence of the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 500 metres, and its highest point is 3,798 metres. The majority of the population speak local Bavarian dialects of German as their native language, and German in its standard form is the country's official language. Other local official languages are Hungarian, Burgenland Croatian, and Slovene.

Recipes from Austria in the European Culinary ABC (in alphabetic order):


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