Original Sachertorte aus Wien

Greeting Cards & Postcards

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$3.20
©The Creative  Minds

Weilheim-Schongau, Germany

Sizing Information

Small Greeting Card Large Greeting Card Postcard
4" x 6" 5" x 7.5" 4" x 6"

Features

  • 300gsm card with a satin finish
  • Supplied with envelopes
  • Optional cellophane sleeves, ideal for reselling
  • Discount of 30% on every order of 8+ cards

Artist's Description

This is my daughter Lucinda Simone’s favourite cake

The Original Sachertorte has been the most famous cake in the world since 1832. It is said to be invented in Vienna by the chef Franz Sacher. It improves if left a day or two before cutting…

Ingredients
140g/5oz plain chocolate

140g/5oz unsalted butter, softened

115g/4oz caster sugar

½ tsp vanilla extract

5 free-range eggs, separated

85g/3oz ground almonds

55g/2oz plain flour, sieved

For the topping and the icing
6 tbsp apricot jam, sieved

140g/5oz plain chocolate

200ml/7fl oz double cream

25g/1oz milk chocolate

Preparation method
1.Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Grease a deep 23cm/9in round cake tin then line the base with greaseproof paper.

Technique: Greasing and lining cake tins .
2.Break the chocolate into pieces, melt gently in a bowl set over a pan of hot water, stirring occasionally, then cool slightly. Beat the butter in a bowl until really soft, then gradually beat in the sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add the cooled chocolate and the vanilla extract and beat again. Add the egg yolks, then fold in the ground almonds and sieved flour. The mixture will be quite thick at this stage.

3.In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until they are stiff but not dry. Add about one-third to the chocolate mixture and stir in vigorously. Gently fold in the remaining egg whites. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and level the surface.

Technique: Folding .
4.Bake in the oven for about 45-50 minutes, or until well risen at the top and the cake springs back when lightly pressed with a finger. Leave to cool in the tin for a few minutes then turn out, peel off the paper and finish cooling on a wire rack.

5.To make the topping, heat the apricot jam in a small pan and then brush evenly over the top and sides of the cold cake. Allow to set.

6.Make the icing by breaking the plain chocolate into pieces. Heat the cream until piping hot, remove from the heat and add the chocolate. Stir until the chocolate has melted, then cool till a coating consistency. Then pour the icing on to the centre of the cake. Spread it gently over the top and down the sides, and leave to set.

7.For the ‘icing’ writing, break the milk chocolate into pieces then melt gently in a bowl set over a pan of hot water. Spoon into a small paper icing bag or polythene bag and snip off the corner. Pipe ‘Sacher’ across the top and leave to set.

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