So we are in Austria this month and flicking through some Austrian recipes it became pretty clear quite quickly that we would be making a SACHER-TORTE.
Because Lil Mermaid LOVES chocolate!
And of course she was very eager to help me with the blending and measuring out the ingredients, cracking the eggs and mixing the dough…. and she was even more eager to eat some this time. Usually she just wants to taste it….
The story of this Torte is quite interesting.. In 1832, Prince Metternich ordered his chef to make a special dessert for some important guests. The head chef was ill, so the task ended up with his sixteen-year-old apprentice, Franz Sacher,then in his second year of training in Metternich’s kitchen. The Prince apparently declared, “Let there be no shame on me tonight!” Although Metternichs guests loved the Torte, nothing more happened until after Sacher completed his training as a chef, finally settling down in his hometown of Vienna where he opened a specialty delicatessen and wine shop, and the Sachertorte was now for sale!
AND- did you know that December 5th is National Sachertorte Day!!
There are a number of slightly different variations of the recipe but we chose the one from here.
So what you need for the cake is:
135g dark chocolate or cooking chocolate
140g butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
125g icing sugar
6 eggs, separated
pinch of salt
100g caster sugar
And for the glaze:
220g caster sugar
160g chocolate, finely chopped
Apricot jam, passed through a sieve and heated
And this is what you do:
Welcome to “Around The World in 12 Dishes”. We will be taking you on a journey around the world, (loosely) following in Phileas Fogg’s footsteps, exploring 12 different countries with our children, by cooking 12 dishes with them. One for each country visited.
The world is such a wonderfully diverse and colorful place. Our children see maps, flags and books. They see postcards and maybe they see films about the world.. but let’s really bring it to life through food! Taste and smell don’t often get explored, we think this would be wonderfully fun and interesting for you and your children.
Not only is it an exciting and different way to learn about cultures, but cooking with children brings a host of benefits – from numeracy to science. How can you beat that?
Adventures In Mommydom, Creative Family Fun, Domestic Goddesque, Glittering Muffins, Here Come The Girls, Juggling with Kids, Kid World Citizen, Kitchen Counter Chronicles, Mermaids’ Makings, Montessori Tidbits, Mummymummymum and The Educators’ Spin On It have come together to help you on your food journey and will each cook a dish with our children and post about it – to help inspire you to have a go! Then go out there, cook, blog, and join in the linky fun! Check out the other great posts as well!
We had started our journey the same way Phileas Fogg did in London, UK, and now are arriving in Athens, capital of Greece!
Please check out our partner blogs and their Austria ideas: Adventures In Mommydom, Creative Family Fun, Domestic Goddesque, Glittering Muffins, Here Come The Girls, Juggling with Kids, Kid World Citizen, Kitchen Counter Chronicles, Mermaids’ Makings, Montessori Tidbits, Mummymummymum and The Educators’ Spin On It
Please link up your Austrian dish and/or craft HERE, we would love to see it!