Chocolate for breakfast. The real, Ausrian Sacher Torte.

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Fresh delivery from Austria!!
I just love it when friends come to visit us in Malta.. so much to talk about, so much to share… and also SO MANY NICE THINGS they bring as presents!! Yesterday my dear friend Pazzi arrived from Vienna and brought us a fresh Sachertorte!
Just divine, with some cream and just a bite of fresh fruit… hmmm… Austrian heaven 🙂

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If you don’t come to Austria soon and want to try it yourself, then go for a real, authentic recipe like this one:
(Adapted from http://www.austria.info )

Ingredients:
150 g butter
150 g sugar
150 g chocolate, melted
8 eggs, separated
120 g flour
butter
dry bread crumbs
apricot jam

Icing:
150 g cooking chocolate
1 tablespoon oil
200 g  sugar, divided
1/8 litre water

What to do…
Beat the butter together with half of the sugar and the melted chocolate, adding the egg yolks one at a time, until thick and foamy. Sift the flour over the mixture. Beat together the egg whites and remaining sugar until stiff and mound on top of the flour. Fold everything together carefully. Pour the mixture into a springform pan that has been buttered and coated with bread crumbs and bake at 180°C (350°F) for about an hour.

To cool the cake, turn it upside down onto a wire rack. After about 2 hours, remove it from the pan (you may want to cut the top side to make it level) and place it on a platter with the smooth torte base on top. Spread with a very thin layer of apricot jam and glaze with a chocolate icing. For a special treat, serve the Sacher Torte with whipped cream!

Chocolate icing
Melt the chocolate in bain-marie and stir in the oil. Bring the sugar and water to a boil. A spoonful at a time, stir the cooled sugar solution into the melted chocolate until you have a smooth mixture.

Enjoy 🙂

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