Tuesday, 6 April 2010

ICCHFC - Week 28: Sachertorte

Hannah was determined to have chocolate this week having put up a vote consisting of chocolate fudge cake, dark chocolate and orange cake and sachertorte, which just won.

Sachertorte is originally from Vienna and is a a cake steeped in history. It's a rich chocolate cake layered with apricot jam and topped with a dense chocolate icing. Hannah's version was a single layer (minus the apricot jam).
It was an intensely chocolaty experience. Almost bitter cake balanced by an incredibly rich icing. It went particularly well with a cup of coffee. Traditionally it'd be served with a dollop of cream but you have to have some limits in the office. It certainly helped to ease us back into work following the Easter weekend.

The recipe was from an original Delia book, but Hannah reckons this recipe from Delia Online is pretty similar.

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