Sunday, March 11, 2007

Sachertorte at Daily Breads, Indiranagar

We were driving by the 'Daily Breads' in Indiranagar while on our way to CMH Road, and we thought of stopping by to pick up some bread. Stepping into the store, we couldnt resist trying a few of the inviting pastries on display.

We tried the 'Sachertorte', which is the motif of this post. According to Wikipedia, "Sachertorte is a chocolate cake, invented by Franz Sacher in 1832 for Klemens Wenzel von Metternich in Vienna, Austria. It is one of the most famous Viennese culinary specialties. The cake consists of two layers of dense, not overly sweet chocolate dough with a thin layer of apricot jam in the middle and dark chocolate icing with shreds of chocolate on the top and sides. This is traditionally eaten with whipped cream, as most Viennese consider the Sachertorte too dry to be eaten without."

So, how was the Sachertorte at the Daily Breads? Well, it was good overall, although the jam seemed a bit uneven in parts, and the chocolate perhaps overbearing on top.

Here's a link to a receipe online and a wikipedia article on sachertorte for those who may be interested.

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