Sunday, December 28, 2008
On a business trip to Vienna right before Christmas, my husband stopped by the world famous cafe at the Hotel Sacher to pick up an original, THE original Sacher Torte. A confection which was invented in 1832 by Franz Sacher for the House of Metternich, it is often copied but never equalled. It consists of three principle parts -- a low-flour, relatively dry chocolate cake which is raised with beaten egg whites, a middle layer of apricot preserves, and a chocolate glaze. Simple, actually. But not really. Because this Sacher Torte, the real thing, is sublime. I love the box!